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25 November 1916 : Pte Thomas Dawson


  Thomas's father Michael was a coal miner. As the children got older they too found work in the mine, which is where we find Thomas age 15 (below the ground) and his older sister at 18 working 'above the ground'. It is most likely they worked at Pelton Colliery which saw considerable expansion between 1902 and 1910, from 678 employees (520 unde…

Durham Men in the Great War by John Davison


School of Education Durham University 2001, card covers 129pp. ISBN 1 870268 26 1.  Obtainable from the University School of Education, Leazes Road, Durham DH1 1TA at £8.50 plus 70p postage. The small mining village of Bowbum, near Durham, consisted of only five streets alongside the pit in 1914. There was no war memorial in Bowburn until t…