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.

Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
DEAN CARMODY
Private 2710 Dean Carmody 18 years old from Wallasey.
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
JOHN THOMAS MASON
Private 16060 John Thomas Mason 40 years old from Crewe.
Sunday 19th August 1917, (101 Years this day).
THOMAS TAYLOR
Private 12388 Thomas Taylor 26 years old from Willaston, Neston.
Sunday 19th August 1917, (101 Years this day).
GEORGE EDWARD SCHULTZ
Captain George Edward Schultz 30 years old from Birkenhead.
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 1470 James Bowen 20 years old from Birkenhead
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2831 Albert Brassey 22 years old from Birkenhead area
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2286 Richard William Eachus 17 years old from Sandbach
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sergeant 91 John Fitchett 33 years old from Macclesfield
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2171 John Walker Harbord 20 years old
Thursday 19th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2749 Thomas Wright 21 years old from Port Sunlight
We have 42 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 19th August 1940, (78 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2615242 Harry Hewitt 25 years old
Tuesday 19th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Third Radio Officer Harry Barratt 29 years old
Tuesday 19th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 67590 Harry Roderick Bentley 22 years old
Tuesday 19th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Assistant Steward John Charles Burkey 40 years old
Tuesday 19th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Steward Eric Glover 44 years old
Tuesday 19th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Cadet Walter Harper Parry 17 years old
Tuesday 19th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Air Fitter FAA/FX. 79858 John Miller 20 years old
Wednesday 19th August 1942, (76 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant George Marsh Sambrook 27 years old
Wednesday 19th August 1942, (76 Years this day).
Sergeant 1304723 William Tait Croall 25 years old
Wednesday 19th August 1942, (76 Years this day).
Private B/67443 John Alfred Wain 24 years old
We have 21 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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