WW1 Heroes

Pte William Couley
Pte William Couley

Read the stories of two World War 1 heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their King and Country on the first day of the battle of the Somme.

Brothers William and Frank Couley from Byker enlisted with the Tyneside Irish and Tyneside Scottish respectively at the outbreak of the war and served with courage and fortitude until that fateful day of the 1st of July 1916. Click on the links below to read their story:-

Private William Couley

Lance Corporal Frank Coukey

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