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Ireshopeburn, Co. Durham, DL13 1HD

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War Memorials

The ten village war-memorials in Weardale – Cowshill, Wearhead, Ireshopeburn, St John’s Chapel (right), Westgate, Eastgate, Rookhope, Stanhope, Frosterley and Wolsingham – record the names of those dalesmen who made the supreme sacrifice in the two world wars.

We have compiled brief biographical files of these war heroes which incorporate information (rank, regiment, next-of-kin, place of burial) from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

We also have photographs of many servicemen in uniform, both casualties and survivors; and also images of a number of  service records, though most such records were lost in WW2.

War Memorials and Records