The Local Studies Library does not hold records for Gateshead servicemen. Service records are held by a number of organisations depending on the age and status of the records. More information about locating service records is available from the Ministry of Defence and at the National Archives website.
War Honours Photographs
The Local Studies collection includes a number of resources relating to Gateshead Service Men. These include photographs of officers and men from Gateshead who gained honours during World War One. The photographs have now been preserved digitally are are available via our online photograph archive iSee Gateshead where you can enter the surname of the person you are searching for.
During world war one hundreds of obituaries, photographs and reports relating to Gateshead servicemen were printed in the local press.
A number of scrapbooks of these press cuttings are held in the Local Studies Collection and have recently been indexed.
You can download an index of Gateshead servicemen included in the cuttings books using the link on the right.
The library holds records of transcriptions of epitaphs and gravestones for a number of parishes and cemetaries across the North East region.
You can download a list of these using the link on the right.
Marriage Bonds, Wills, Obituaries, Poll Books and Rate Books
Sources of information that Family Historians have found interesting are many and varied. The library has pulled together a holdings list of those for which it does not hold large collections, but just might provide that snippet being searched for!
You can download a list of these holdings using the link on the right.