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Newspaper indexes

The following indexes have been created either by Cumbria Archive Service or by volunteers from their own contribution. These indexes are for personal research use only and may not be reproduced or published in any form or used for commercial purposes (Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International).

Most of the following indexes give mentions of servicemen (mainly British Army) in Cumbrian newspapers published during World War One. Information will vary slightly with each index but will usually include name, rank, regimental unit and service number (where known), address, reason for mention and location in newspaper. See the guide page on Cumbria Libraries' website to locate these newspapers.

  • BARROW NEWS: World War One servicemen index Excel 2003 (2.3MB) PDF (760KB)

  • CUMBERLAND NEWS: World War One servicemen index Excel 2003 (5.5MB) PDF (4MB)

  • CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND HERALD: World War One servicemen index Excel 2003 (485KB) PDF (261KB)

  • KESWICK REMINDER: Indexes, 30 Jul 1915-8 Nov 1918 & 10 Jan 1919-31 Dec 1927. Indexes commence 30 June 1915 as this is the first known surviving edition of the newspaper. The Keswick Reminder was then a free newspaper. This explains the apparent lack of detailed war news as it relied on advertising revenue. No photographs were published during this time.
    Servicemen index Excel 2003 (88KB) PDF (290KB); Events index Excel 2003 (160KB) PDF (75KB)

  • MILLOM GAZETTE: World War One servicemen index, 1914-1925 Excel 2003 (430KB) PDF (360KB)

  • MILLOM GAZETTE: World War One military service tribunals index, 1916-1918 Excel 2003 (200KB) PDF (260KB)

  • PENRITH OBSERVER: World War One servicemen index Excel 2003 (1MB) PDF (470KB)

  • WEST CUMBERLAND TIMES: World War One servicemen index, Jul 1915-Jun 1928 [Aug 1914-Jun 1915 to follow in due course] Excel 2003 (1MB) PDF (800KB)

  • WEST CUMBERLAND TIMES: World War One events index, Sep 1915-Jun 1928 [Aug 1914-Aug 1915 to follow in due course] Excel 2003 (180KB) PDF (70KB)

  • WESTMORLAND GAZETTE: World War One servicemen index Excel 2003 (2MB) PDF (800KB)

  • WHITEHAVEN NEWS: World War One servicemen index Excel 2003 (5.2MB) PDF (2.6MB)

  • WHITEHAVEN NEWS: World War One events index, 1914-1919 Excel 2003 (700KB) PDF (360KB)

  • WIGTON ADVERTISER: World War One servicemen index, 1914-1925 Excel 2003 (269KB) PDF (182KB)

  • WIGTON ADVERTISER: World War One events index, 1914-1925 Excel 2003 (160KB) PDF (55KB)

  • WORKINGTON STAR AND HARRINGTON GUARDIAN: World War One servicemen index, 1914-1925 Excel 2003 (1.2MB) PDF (577KB)

  • WORKINGTON STAR AND HARRINGTON GUARDIAN: World War One events index, 1914-1928 Excel 2003 (151KB) PDF (96KB)