30 Elm Street - Matthew Coulson: Born 1892 West Kyo, Co Durham. Son of John & Hannah Coulson.
Lance Corporal 19002, 20th Bn Durham Light Infantry. Enlisted 29 April 1914. Reported missing, regarded dead or died on or since 31 July 1917 for official purposes. Named on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Living at address in 1911 and also recorded in service records in 1918. Parents move by 1920-1921. Some original service records found. (South Moor Park Memorial)
34 Elm Street - Robert Knight: Robert was living at this address with his parents in 1911 but records show his wife living at 23 Front Street, Lintz Colliery, Burnopfield at the time of his death. Born 26 Aug 1888 Bowden Close, Auckland. Son of John & Ellen Knight.
Stoker 1st Class K/26183, Royal Navy, HMS Glatton. Lost 16 September 1918 on HMS Glatton. HMS Glatton suffered an explosion and fire whilst in Dover Harbour. Men were killed outright and others later died of burns and other injuries. They were unable to put out the fires so an order was given to scuttle the ship. A large number of the dead are buried together in Gillingham New Cemetery (Woodlands), Kent, Naval Reserves Graves 805 & 806 in 1930, including Robert Knight. (St George’s Church Memorial)
75 Elm Street - George William Carr: Born 25 December 1896, Annfield Plain. Son of Joseph & Mary Ann Carr.
Enlisted 20 November 1914. Able Seaman, Tyneside Z/1883 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Bn. Killed in action 24 April 1917, aged 19 years. Recorded on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (no body found). R.N.V.R. records listed. (South Moor Park Memorial)
80 Elm Street - Robert Hill: Born 24 July 1893 Boldon Colliery, Sunderland. Son of Robert & Emma Hill.
Enlisted 29 December 1914. Leading Seaman, Tyneside Z/2456 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Bn. Killed in action 26/10/1917 (no body found). Named of Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Brother William also killed in action 2 May 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey (from 6 Standish Street, South Moor). (St George’s Memorial)
80 Elm Street - William Hill - Son of Robert & Emma Hill. Husband of Mary Annie Hill
Able Seaman, Tyneside Z/3443 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hood Bn. Killed in action 2 May 1915, aged 32 years.
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
91 Elm street - Ernest Davison: Born 1892 Shildon, Durham. Son of John Thomas & Margaret H Davison.
Enlisted Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Private 260105 1/5thBn (Territorial Force) Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (formerly Pte 29182 East Yorkshire Reg). Killed in action 20 November 1917, aged 25 years. Buried Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. (Both Memorials)
98 Elm Street - William Ashcroft: Born 22 December 1883 East Rainton, Durham. Son of James & Jane Ashcroft of 60 Poplar Street. Husband of Mary Jane Ashcoft of 98 Elm Street.
Enlisted 20 January 1915. Able Seaman Tyneside Z/3552 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Bn. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. (South Moor Park Memorial)