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Northumberland:- Military Records

  • An index to the Roll of Honour of civilians killed by enemy action in the UK during World War II - listing of 3736 entries relating to Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire.
  • Names of 151 recipients of the Victoria Cross who are associated with North-East England.
  • The Armstrong Memorial Project. An attempt to document the military service of the 223 men recorded on the Armstrong College WW1 War Memorial. Armstrong WWI Memorial - Digital Memory Book.
  • The North East War Memorials Project provides transcriptions, images and information on war memorials in the region.
  • Transcriptions of various war memorials in the region can be found on the Ancestral Indexes website.
  • NE Diary 1939-1945 provides a detailed day by day account of WW2 incidents in Northumberland, Co Durham, and the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. There is also a large amount of background information on everything from poison gases to popular songs.
  • Rowlands Gill and the North-East 1939-1945 (archived copy)provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of life in the area during WW2, with particular emphasis on the village of Rowlands Gill. (Originally written for schools in the Rowlands Gill area.)
  • A List of Casualties resulting from the worst wartime disaster in the region - the bombing of a public air-raid shelter in the basement of Wilkinson's Lemonade Factory in North Shields which resulted in the deaths of 103 people. This incident is also the subject of "Westall's War" - a very well researched and well presented account.
  • The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Museum is located in Alnwick Castle.