Search results for Newcastle Commercials.

29 November 1917 : 2nd. Lieut. Hugh Hutchinson


Hugh was a Law Clerk in a solicitor's office of Smith's Dock and Co, the shipbuilders and repairers, in the Bull Ring, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Tyne quayside.  He enlisted with the Newcastle Commercials (Quaysiders) August 1914. After training he entered France 15 July 1915. He was out there 21 months without leave, only coming home in early …

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…