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Gateshead First World War Roll of Honour

The Gateshead Roll of Honour is now available to search and view online here.


About the Roll of Honour

The Roll of Gateshead Men Who Nobly Fell is a bound leather volume listing the names of men from the borough of Gateshead who gave their lives fighting in the First World War. The book was originally stored inside the Cenotaph at Prince Consort Road but was removed to the Central Library for conservation purposes.


Why is my relative not listed on the Roll of Honour?


The roll is not an official military record. Relatives of men killed were asked to submit names they would like to be included in the roll shortly after the war. There are a number of reasons why your relative may not be listed including:


  • Family at the time chose not to include their relative
  • Administrative error
  • The person lived outside of the Gateshead boundary (areas of west and east Gateshead such as Blaydon, Felling etc. were not part of Gateshead until 1974)


Roll of Honour Supplementary List

The original roll of honour is an historic document and cannot be amended, though you may wish to add your relative’s name to the supplementary pages, inserted into the volume.


If you would like your relative to be included in the supplementary list please complete a Roll of Honour Request form, available to download at the side of this page. You will need to provide evidence that your relative lived in Gateshead and died in the war.


View the Supplementary list here.


The easiest way to do this is to find their Commonwealth War Grave record which you can print as evidence. To do this go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.


You can email or post the completed form, along with supplementary evidence, using the contact details below, or hand the form in person to us at the Central Library. Please mark emails and post FAO ’Roll of Honour Requests’.





FAO: Roll of Honour Requests

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