The inspiration for the original bid was the James Hoy Archive which was compiled by Mr Peter Hoy who, having carried out much of his original research in the library, approached us to ask if it was possible for us to create a website from the information.
The South Tyneside Remembers volunteers meet weekly to research the lives and the military history of men and women from South Tyneside using resources such as Ancestry, Find My Past, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and North East War Memorials Project websites.
The website was designed and will be maintained and developed by South Tyneside Council's Web Team.
Information was input by South Tyneside Remembers volunteers, volunteers from the DWP as part of their Project 10,000 and by library staff.
Our research has shown that every person has a valuable story to tell about their involvement in World War One. It is our intention that this website stands as a fitting memorial to them.
South Tyneside WWI database: https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/57054/World-War-1-commemoration
Please note: many surnames are being added to this database each day.
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