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.

Click on their picture to read about the person, and take a minute to think of them and try to imagine what they went through and the life they left behind.

Latest stories added

  • David Stockton from Congleton . view
  • Daniel Turnock from Congleton . view
  • William Arthur Turnock from Congleton . view
  • James Arthur Frost from Buglawton . view
  • Walter Thomas Furnell from Congleton . view
  • William Molloy from Middlewich . view
  • Samuel Joseph Lloyd from Poynton . view
  • Joseph Stockton from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Lansdowne Ikin from Tarvin . view
  • Zachariah Booth from Congleton . view
  • Frank Brocklehurst from Lower Withington . view
  • Thomas Gardiner from Congleton . view
  • Samuel Chapman Turner from Coppenhall . view
  • Albert Taylor from Crewe . view
  • Richard Williams from Wistaston . view
  • John Edwin Leigh Wright from Nantwich . view
  • John Woolley from Wybunbury . view
  • James Albert Thomason from Crewe . view
  • Ernest Birkenshaw from Congleton . view
  • John Baldwin Hoyle . view
  • Charles Denham from Congleton . view

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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 103 Years Ago.
Day 3 of First Battle of Ypres more....
On This Day 101 Years Ago.
Day 21 of The Battle of the Ancre Heights more....

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

Thursday 21st October 1915, (102 Years this day).
David GOODWIN
Private 14233 David Goodwin 20 years old from Poynton.
Saturday 21st October 1916, (101 Years this day).
ALBERT BESWICK
Lance Corporal 15089 Albert Beswick 21 years old from Plumbley.
Saturday 21st October 1916, (101 Years this day).
GEORGE GREGORY
Private 31581 George Gregory 26 years old from Tabley Chapel.
Saturday 21st October 1916, (101 Years this day).
John BROOKE
Private 35476 John Brooke 27 years old from Hyde.
Saturday 21st October 1916, (101 Years this day).
Harry KENT
Private 31520 Harry Kent 23 years old from Plumbley.
Wednesday 21st October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Corporal 9428 Samuel Deakin 24 years old
Wednesday 21st October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 9711 James Postlethwaite 32 years old
Wednesday 21st October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 8454 George Henry Spicer 29 years old
Wednesday 21st October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 6699 Michael Welsh 34 years old
Wednesday 21st October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 9986 William Mellor from Tushingham
We have 96 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Monday 21st October 1940, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 969978 Russell Gordon Bennett 20 years old
Monday 21st October 1940, (77 Years this day).
Lieut-Commander James Mills Park 40 years old
Tuesday 21st October 1941, (76 Years this day).
Chief Engineer Officer Frank Reginald Denton 54 years old
Tuesday 21st October 1941, (76 Years this day).
Able Seaman Leonard George Taylor 32 years old
Thursday 21st October 1943, (74 Years this day).
Sergeant 1523267 Edward James Boardman 20 years old
Thursday 21st October 1943, (74 Years this day).
Serjeant 5989073 Frank Harold Springham 24 years old
Saturday 21st October 1944, (73 Years this day).
Trooper 14220981 Roy Banner 21 years old
Saturday 21st October 1944, (73 Years this day).
Rifleman 992905 Thomas Galligan 31 years old
Sunday 21st October 1945, (72 Years this day).
Flying Officer 162128 Hugh James Platts 24 years old

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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