Animated Casualty Map - slim version

As covered by the recent BBC1 documentary - Despatches from Tyneside, watch and listen how the Great War devastated the local community of North Shields. See the relentless impact; street by street, house by house, family by family and learn of those people, all who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Coming soon and available on DVD only, the definitive animated map with twice as many biographies.

Interactive Database
Work in Progress

The project has been engaged for three years in building the most comprehensive biographical history possible of more than 1700 men of the Borough of Tynemouth known to have been killed or died in military service, the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.

Link to interactive database

A community heritage project based on the wartime experiences of a North East UK riverside community.

Carry the wounded from the battlefieldOver the next four years there will be an enormous public focus on the centenary period of the First World War, 4th August, 2014 until 11th November, 2018 (the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice with Germany). The nation will be reminded over the four years, by a series of important anniversary dates of key events, of the sacrifice of the nation, which brought personal loss to almost every family in the land.

The former Borough of Tynemouth marked that loss with a Roll of Honour published in 1923 containing very brief details of some 1,700 local residents known to have lost their lives due to causes associated with the war and their service.

The project has over the past four years (2010 to 2014) been preparing detailed biographies of those men, with the aim of reminding the population today of that loss and also to explore the social and economic consequences for the town and its inhabitants.

Exhibition Poster

Events 2014


July 12th to September 20th 2014 Customer First Centre (library) Northumberland Square North Shields - during normal library hours.

Display of materials and the story of the project, including many original and fascinating documents loaned or presented by relatives of men who served in the war.



death at Dawn playDeath at Dawn - A soldiers tale : A play by Peter Mortimer to be staged at Linskill Community Centre, September 2014.
Tickets available from
Linskill Community Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields;
Keel Row Bookshop, Fenwick Terrace, North Shields;
TWW1 Project Shop, Front Street, Tynemouth (adjacent to Tynemouth Library);
North Shields Customer First Centre, Ground Floor Reception.
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions.

Buy tickets online via Ticketweb here.

To book, call our ticket hotlines now!
0191 259 1871 Essell (9.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday)
0191 257 8000 Linskill Community Centre (8am-9pm)
*Booking charges and card fees may apply.

Concert : SALUTE OUR HEROES - THE RESPONSE - Hall One, Sage Gateshead - Doors at 7pm September 27th 2014. In association with the Army Benevolent Fund - tickets available from 1st June £20.00 / £15.00 concessions.

Placing of individualised memorial markers on Tynemouth Borough residences (where property survives today) of men who were killed. Creation of a memorial garden at Linskill Community Centre, showing details of all casualties on a street by street basis. Markers to be placed from June 2014, Memorial garden open to public from 4th August 2014.