During the Great War the Newcastle Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, who had been in the news, usually for being wounded, killed, promoted or awarded medals for gallantry. At times of heavy casualties there may be a time lag of 6-8 weeks for a photograph to appear.
The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925.
Newcastle Libraries are adding the images to their Flickr feed and this January they have added 11000 images which include photographs and notices for 1914 and 1915.
Discover the Illustrated Chronicle Photographs here.