The Cheshire County Memorial Project

Cheshire’s Memorial Roll is being compiled to honour all who fell in the Great War and World War Two. The aim is to firstly remember what they did for us and not let them disappear into history, and secondly to give each and every one of them a place where they are not simply a name on a list or a grave but a person who, before their lives were sadly taken while still young, lived and worked, had a family all of which they left behind them and go to a strange country and fight, so we can live ours today.

We are constantly researching each person and building a profile and whenever possible we are adding their picture, turning the name into a person. We also need your help to make this happen, if you have any information or a picture of a relative or anyone who was killed in the 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 wars who lived in Cheshire, we would be grateful if you could let us have the information or a copy of the picture. To contact us please use our contact page.

Latest stories added

  • Bernard Gibbs from Runcorn . view
  • Bertie Howells from Runcorn . view
  • Hugh Booth from Runcorn . view
  • Oliver Curtis New from Stockport . view
  • Samuel Walley from Crewe . view
  • Robert Arthur Burgess from Congleton . view
  • Richard William Viggars from Audlem . view
  • Ernest West from Acton . view
  • Charles Edwin Johnson from Macclesfield . view
  • Arthur Moore from Crewe . view
  • Walter Cavanagh from Runcorn . view
  • Thomas Povey from Runcorn . view
  • Randolph Snowden from Runcorn . view
  • Peter Thompson from Runcorn . view
  • John Joseph Davies from Runcorn . view
  • Ernest Piggott from Runcorn . view
  • Thomas Piggott from Hartford . view
  • William Edward Bailey from Congleton . view
  • Ernest Cartlidge from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Hampton from Sandbach . view
  • Daniel Trueman from Sandbach . view
  • Samuel Trueman from Sandbach . view
  • Harry Horton from Congleton . view
  • Charles William Holland from Congleton . view
  • Percy Hollinshead from Congleton . view
  • George Edward Schultz from Birkenhead . view
  • Albert Gaunt from Congleton . view
  • Thomas Barton from Stockport . view
  • Arthur Cooke from Prestbury . view
  • Albert Edwin Cliffe from Henbury . view
  • Frank Cliffe from Henbury . view
  • Harry Harrop from Stockport . view
  • Harold Davenport from Bollington . view

You can not only read a soldiers profile but also locate where they are buried or commemorated around the world. By putting their stories together and whenever possible a face to a name, keeps the memory of those who gave all, so we could live in freedom today and in the minds of the future generations.

The Cheshire County Memorial Project attends local WW1 events, why not come along to one and have a chat? You will get to see a lot of interesting material and historical items on display as well as us. If you wish to keep informed of when the next one is, you can sign up to our newsletter.




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A few who lost their lives on this day, in the Great War.

Wednesday 21st April 1915, (103 Years this day).
2nd Corporal 491 Joseph Guy Cunningham 35 years old from Birkenhead
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Rifleman 2885 C. Leslie Evans 18 years old from Birkenhead
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 24684 Harry Buckley Blease 21 years old from Sale
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 12599 Francis Peter Dean 21 years old from Chester
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 4364 John Haslam years old
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 24555 William Robinson 34 years old from Stockport
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 10612 David Hunt years old
Friday 21st April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 19381 John Stockton years old
Saturday 21st April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 40673 Leopold Jack Doughty Ure 26 years old from Birkenhead
Saturday 21st April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Able Seaman Bristol Z/1501 Frederick Wilkinson 41 years old
We have 29 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

A few who lost their lives on this day, in the 2nd World War.

Sunday 21st April 1940, (78 Years this day).
Chief Steward Evan Herbert Sharp 49 years old
Monday 21st April 1941, (77 Years this day).
Sapper 860220 Hilary Nicholas Boyle Bonnet 24 years old
Monday 21st April 1941, (77 Years this day).
Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 120993 Thomas Smith 24 years old
Tuesday 21st April 1942, (76 Years this day).
Corporal 549948 Wilfred Owen Wood 24 years old
Wednesday 21st April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 4344961 Ernest Eastwood 24 years old
Wednesday 21st April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Lance Serjeant 2616074 Henry James Mann 23 years old
Wednesday 21st April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1128672 William Dennis Mayoh 20 years old
Friday 21st April 1944, (74 Years this day).
Flying Officer 150205 Ernest Malcolm Barrett 29 years old
Saturday 21st April 1945, (73 Years this day).
Guardsman 2724529 Richard Clancy 21 years old
Saturday 21st April 1945, (73 Years this day).
Aircraftman 1st Class 1104224 John Eric Hodkinson 30 years old
We have 12 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

If you have any questions or information that we are missing concerning anyone who lived in Cheshire at the outbreak of the great war or WW2, or any events based in the Cheshire area that are connected to the Wars, then please send us a message, we try to reply to all correspondence promptly, we look forward to hearing from you.

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