One hundred years after a soldier's heroism in The First World War, a special stone was unveiled in his memory. Private William Short, from Middlesbrough, received the Victoria Cross for his efforts during The Battle of the Somme.
A First World War hero, from Middlesbrough, was remembered at a ceremony today to mark 100 years since his acts of bravery. Private William Short continued to help fellow soldiers, during The Battle of the Somme, despite being badly wounded, and later dying of his injuries. Members of the military were among those to pay tribute as a stone was unveiled at Eston Cemetery:
They laid wreaths during a remembrance service at Menin Gate, at the end of their tour marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.Read the full story ›
The Northumberland Fusiliers group held ceremonies for family members who were killed during the First World War, and have no known grave.Read the full story ›
Veterans, cadets, dignitaries and serving Northumberland Fusiliers have paid tribute to those killed at the Battle of the SommeRead the full story ›
Two men whose grandfathers fought in the Tyneside Irish battalion and died together on the Somme have returned to visit their graves.Read the full story ›
The event was organised by the Billingham branch of the Royal British Legion.
300 pupils laid 150 poppies at the town's war memorial which they made at school.
A series of special pop up performances in Newcastle will mark the start of the Battle of the Somme.Read the full story ›