Durham Biographies

Here is an example of one of nearly 200 brief biographies of people associated with County Durham published in the six volumes of Durham Biographies between 2000 and 2009.

Hannah Chapman Backhouse
(1787-1850)
Hannah Chapman Backhouse, Quaker traveller.
Durham Biographies volume 6. Contributed by John Banham.

World War I

These links are part of the Durham at War website (Durham County Record Office). Supporting material was produced as part of a First World War Centenary commemorative exhibition entitled ‘Spennymoor’s Great War’, held at the Bob Abley Gallery, Spennymoor Town Hall, during August 2014.

Herbert Bewick Dees
(1892-1965)
Herbert Bewick Dees, Pte 1413, 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Bert Dees, who was one of the original artists forming the Spennymoor Settlement Sketching Club, served briefly in the Durham Light Infantry during the Great War.
Additional information and pdf are available from the supporting material on the Durham At War website.
Contributed by John Banham.
Kate Maxey
(1876-1969)
Kate Maxey was a Spennymoor nursing sister who had a distinguished career on the Western Front.
Additional information and pdf are available from the supporting material on the Durham At War website.
Contributed by John Banham.

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