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

  • James Crone from Stockport . view
  • Charles William Worrall from Congleton . view
  • Henry Andrew Jones from Congleton area . view
  • Joseph Taylor from Congleton . view
  • Charles Sumnall from Congleton . view
  • Walter Taylor from Congleton . view
  • Richard Sumnall from Congleton . view
  • Thomas Summerfield from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Mollart from Crewe . view
  • Edward Davies from Crewe . view
  • James Edward Jones from Crewe . view
  • Alfred Redfern Adams from Willaston . view
  • Wilson Wood . view
  • William Shakeshaft from Nantwich . view
  • Norman Champ from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Bailey from Congleton . view
  • Randolph Needham from Poynton . view
  • Samuel Blackburn from Runcorn . view
  • Albert Lightfoot from Runcorn . view
  • Ernest Lightfoot from Runcorn . view
  • Philip Kitchen from Winsford . view
  • Albert Knight from Frodsham . view
  • Alfred Vincent Parkin from Poynton . view
  • William Turner from Poynton . view
  • Frank Bryning from Poynton . view
  • Edward Jones from Poynton . view
  • Leonard Wainwright from Poynton . view
  • John Nolan from Runcorn . view
  • John William Butterworth from Runcorn . view
  • Lord George Francis Augustus Vernon from Poynton . view
  • 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

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 Project

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

Tuesday 12th December 1916, (101 Years this day).
James CADDEN
Driver L/17186 James Cadden 21 years old from Wallasey.
Saturday 12th December 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 1524 Walter Williamson 19 years old
Sunday 12th December 1915, (102 Years this day).
Private 13497 John Arthur Bartley 20 years old
Sunday 12th December 1915, (102 Years this day).
Private 12228 Frank Gartside 43 years old from Stalybridge
Tuesday 12th December 1916, (101 Years this day).
Fourth Engineer Officer Stanilaus Anderson 28 years old
Wednesday 12th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Private 88003 Harold Smith 19 years old
Wednesday 12th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 223514 Charles Arthur Wenlock Brown 41 years old
Wednesday 12th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Private 87903 Frank Allen 19 years old from Stockport
Wednesday 12th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Master Walter Aston Clark 35 years old
Thursday 12th December 1918, (99 Years this day).
Private 18257 Herbert Gardner 38 years old from Sale
We have 11 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Thursday 12th December 1940, (77 Years this day).
Flying Officer 72033 Allan Walter Naylor Britton 23 years old
Thursday 12th December 1940, (77 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2009926 Francis William Coyle 24 years old
Thursday 12th December 1940, (77 Years this day).
Air Fitter S/FX458 James Hill 18 years old
Thursday 12th December 1940, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 651791 Robert Winterbottom 21 years old
Saturday 12th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Telegraphist C/JX 166344 Henry Cooley 21 years old
Saturday 12th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 526683 Alfred Hankey 18 years old
Sunday 12th December 1943, (74 Years this day).
Able Seaman D/JX 304308 Harold Bruester Clayton 39 years old
Sunday 12th December 1943, (74 Years this day).
Ordinary Telegraphist D/JX 341288 John Forester 21 years old
Sunday 12th December 1943, (74 Years this day).
Lieutenant (E) Harold John Haygarth 26 years old
Tuesday 12th December 1944, (73 Years this day).
Serjeant 1486263 William Harold Colligan 25 years old
We have 11 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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