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During the First World War, men and women from Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding district played active roles in the armed forces and civilian services on land, sea and in the air throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the First World War.

The experiences of just a few of these “local heroes” are recorded in some detail in these pages.

2nd Lieutenant James Palmer Huffam VC

Piper Daniel Logan Laidlaw VC

A Berwick family during the First World War (Photo courtesy of Philip Rowett)

Berwickers in World War One