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Thomas Baker Brown

Find out what it was like to be a First World War soldier using the archive of Thomas Baker Brown, a soldier from North Shields.

Thomas Baker Brown - a First World War soldier from North Shields

The archive of Thomas Baker Brown is rich in primary sources dating from the First World War and includes letters, postcards and artefacts.

Below are some suggestions as to how you can us these resources with Key Stage 3 students to explore what it was like to be a First World War soldier.

Photograph of Thomas Baker Brown

Teacher Resource Pack

"A Local Tommy"

Our teacher resource pack has been created by Newcastle University Education Outreach team and Cap-a-Pie Theatre Company, to provide a mix of History, English and Drama activities for you to recreate in your classroom.

Front cover of the A Local Tommy teacher pack


Use the sources provided to find out about the different aspects of Thomas Baker Brown's wartime story.