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

  • Frederick Charles Lancaster from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Ball from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Ball from Congleton . view
  • Alfred Jones from Chester . view
  • Leonard Snelson from Chester . view
  • Joseph Weaver from Chester . view
  • Harold John Harwood Browne from Chester area . view
  • Peter Roberts from Chester . view
  • Andrew Sumpter from Hoole . view
  • Thomas Laurence Frost from Upton nr Chester . view
  • James Sumpter from Hoole . view
  • John Bedward Royle from Chester . view
  • Arthur Bradley from Chester . view
  • Albert Edward Hargrove from Chester . view
  • William Thomas Hudson from Chester . view
  • John Macer Wright from Stalybridge . view
  • Frederick Arthur Jervis Eastwood from Styal . view
  • Sydney Walter Humfrey Welsby from Chester . view
  • William Herbert Watney from Styal . view
  • Noel Esmond Lee from Styal . view
  • Arthur Tylston Greg from Styal . view
  • Robert Philip Greg from Styal . view
  • 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

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.

Saturday 15th August 1914, (104 Years this day).
Charles WARHAM
Sapper 13310 Charles Warham 37 years old from Crewe.
Sunday 15th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Richard ESPLEY
Private 11961 Richard Espley 40 years old from Congleton.
Sunday 15th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Charles Broughton Harrop BECK
Lieutenant Charles Broughton Harrop Beck 24 years old from Macclesfield.
Sunday 15th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Archibald Murray FODEN
Private 1732 Archibald Murray Foden 18 years old from Wallasey.
Sunday 15th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
EDWARD KENT
Private 1124 Edward Kent 23 years old from Wallasey.
Sunday 15th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Joseph Percy CLARKE
Private 12258 Joseph Percy Clarke 28 years old from Stockport.
Tuesday 15th August 1916, (102 Years this day).
Lewis William WORTHY
Lance Corporal 21351 Lewis William Worthy 33 years old from Wallasey.
Tuesday 15th August 1916, (102 Years this day).
Henry WYATT
Private 1733 Henry Wyatt from Wallasey.
Wednesday 15th August 1917, (101 Years this day).
WILLIAM MYCOCK
Lance Corporal 56374 William Mycock 25 years old from Congleton.
Sunday 15th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Corporal 1011 Thomas Henry Bell 22 years old
We have 51 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Friday 15th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Serjeant 4120812 Robert George Henry Moffatt 32 years old
Friday 15th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 998367 Gordon Alexander Munro 25 years old
Friday 15th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 994378 Peter Prosser 21 years old
Saturday 15th August 1942, (76 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 109063 Alfred William Groves 28 years old
Saturday 15th August 1942, (76 Years this day).
Private 4131348 Ernest Tomkinson 22 years old
Sunday 15th August 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant (A) Brian Wilson Booth 20 years old
Sunday 15th August 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 3856366 Wilbraham Ernest Brooks 24 years old
Sunday 15th August 1943, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 853637 James Sydney Johnson 42 years old
Sunday 15th August 1943, (75 Years this day).
Gunner 1113706 Eric Redfern 32 years old
Tuesday 15th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2008560 Harold Leslie Liversage 25 years old
We have 13 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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