County Durham genealogist seeks families of local WW1 soldiers

By Jon Bauckham, 27 February 2017 - 3:48pm

Andy Denholm wants relatives of the 41 men and boys listed on Tursdale War Memorial to be present when it is unveiled following restoration

The refurbished war memorial will be topped with a new steel statue designed by acclaimed sculptor Ray Lonsdale (Credit: Andy Denholm/Ray Lonsdale)
The refurbished war memorial will be topped with a new steel statue designed by acclaimed sculptor Ray Lonsdale (Credit: Andy Denholm/Ray Lonsdale)

A genealogist from County Durham is hoping to get in touch with the descendants of men and boys commemorated on a local war memorial.

Andy Denholm, an Army veteran himself, wants relatives of the 41 soldiers listed on Tursdale First World War Memorial to be present when it is unveiled to the public following refurbishment later this year.

The restored monument will be topped with a new sculpture designed by Ray Lonsdale, entitled Not Much To Ask – a 6ft steel statue of a soldier longing to return home from the war.

The granite base previously featured a marble statue, which was accidentally damaged and has since gone missing.

To view the full list of the names, see below. If you share a family connection with any of the men or can provide useful information, please email Andy at andydenholm@gmail.com or phone 07891 204260

 

Names on Tursdale War Memorial

  • ATTLEY John
  • BARKER Charles (Military Medal)
  • BELL George H
  • BELL John G
  • BESTFORD Joseph
  • BROWN Norman (Wrightson)
  • BURKE John
  • CHISHOLM Thomas P
  • CROSBY Thomas
  • CURRY Stephen
  • DYKES George
  • GARRITT Richard
  • GOWLAND John T
  • GRINT Frederick
  • GRINT Robert
  • HALL James H
  • HALLLIMOND John T
  • HARGREAVES Thomas
  • HARVEY Walter
  • HUGGIN James
  • HUTCHINSON George H
  • JONES William
  • KEITH George
  • LIDDLE Charles F
  • LITTLEY Joseph
  • O'CONNELL Daniel
  • PRICE John W
  • PYBURN John
  • RAINE William M
  • RAMSAY William J
  • ROSSITER Thomas
  • SCOTT William
  • STEPHENSON Frederick
  • WHITE Charles
  • WILBY John Brankston
  • WILBY William Henry
  • WILKINSON Thomas Hall
  • WILSON Edward
  • WINWOOD Joseph
  • WOOD Frank
  • YOUNG James (Military Medal)
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