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

  • John William Armitage from Northwich . view
  • Philip Cartridge from Poynton . view
  • Arthur Singleton from Poynton . view
  • George Yoxall from Middlewich . view
  • Eric Booth from Poynton . view
  • Joseph Beard from Stockport . view
  • Ernest Lomas from Stockport . view
  • George Edgar Austin . view
  • Albert Broomfield . view
  • Edward Moseley Cope . view
  • Frederick Davis . view
  • Neville Drinkwater from Timperley . view
  • Charles Henry Eaton from Congleton . view
  • Francis Arthur Forster from Northwich . view
  • Stanley Gibbs . view
  • Frederick Jackson . view
  • Walter Kenworthy . view
  • Thomas Lewis from Hyde . view
  • Harry Lomas from Dukinfield . view
  • Francis Knight Lucas from Alsager . view
  • Ellis Malpas from Mottram in Longdendale . view
  • Thomas Reeves from Hyde . view
  • Alfred Rowbotham from Macclesfield . view
  • John Sneddon . view
  • Richard Teague . view
  • George Munt from Birkenhead . view
  • Kenneth Kinsey Hignett . view
  • George Haigh from Alderley Edge . view
  • Christopher Seddon from Birkenhead area . view
  • James William Noutch from Winsford . view
  • Frank Cross from Northwich . view
  • Arthur Wood from Poynton . view
  • John Henry Wood from Poynton . view
  • William Hartley from Poynton . view
  • Albert Green from Poynton . view
  • Joseph Hooley from Poynton . 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.




Cheshire County Memorial ProjectOn This Day 102 Years Ago.
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A few who lost their lives on this day, in the Great War.

Tuesday 25th June 1918, (100 Years this day).
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Second Lieutenant Charles Frederick Richards Goodyear 19 years old from Wallasey.
Friday 25th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2868 Harold Lea Higgins 20 years old from West Kirby
Friday 25th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 140 Robert Bower 38 years old from Stalybridge
Friday 25th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 12252 Frederick Bailey 24 years old from Stockport
Friday 25th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2403 Harold Fisher 23 years old from Wallasey Area
Sunday 25th June 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 2267 William Duffield 27 years old from Macclesfield
Sunday 25th June 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 7823 Thomas Holland from Crewe
Sunday 25th June 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 18896 Frank Owen 26 years old from Macclesfield
Monday 25th June 1917, (101 Years this day).
Captain Peter Thomas Garvie 25 years old from Cheadle
Monday 25th June 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 50131 Fred Lofkin 24 years old from Haslington
We have 24 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Wednesday 25th June 1941, (77 Years this day).
Able Seaman A/3318 William Henry Barton 41 years old
Wednesday 25th June 1941, (77 Years this day).
Civilian Norman Melville Betteley 51 years old
Thursday 25th June 1942, (76 Years this day).
Midshipman (A) Jonathan Victor William Tuson 19 years old
Friday 25th June 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1239601 Stanley Fallows 21 years old
Sunday 25th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Private 3778258 Matthew Bell 30 years old
Sunday 25th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Civilian Caroline Winifred Malley 33 years old
Sunday 25th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Sergeant 2209405 John Mannion 19 years old
Sunday 25th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Rifleman 4122834 John Thelwell 30 years old
Sunday 25th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Private 3598328 Arthur Sylvester Thompson 27 years old
Sunday 25th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant Frank Groome Waddington 31 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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