Interactive Database

The project has been engaged for five years in building the most comprehensive biographical history possible of more than 1850 men of the Borough of Tynemouth known to have been killed or died in military service, the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.

Database expansion – from November 2015 the online database has been amended and it is now possible to search records by reference to separate communities within the modern borough of North Tyneside. We expect that our current programme of research in to these other communities will bring the total number of casualties on the database to approximately 4000.

Unlike the earlier Tynemouth database records are being added regularly as research is completed for individual casualties. The publicly accessible database is now arranged in several sections. The database search can be refined using the drop-down box at the top right hand corner of the database home page.

The current research programme was planned to be complete by end 2018. The absence of a casualty’s name does not mean that we are unaware of any particular casualty.


The database is free to access and all materials in relation to each man are free to download for personal and academic use only.

Our research has shown that we have further men to add, so if your relative is not shown and they were born or lived in the Borough of Tynemouth or elsewhere in the current borough of North Tyneside and you have information to add to an existing record then please get in touch.

Whilst we take care to provide accurate information, the Project can accept no responsibility for inaccuracies in the data provided.

For use in any commercial product please contact

Animated Casualty Map

As covered by the BBC1 documentary (June 2014) – 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.