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.

Wednesday 16th August 1916, (102 Years this day).
Horace Voss PETTIT
Private 39779 Horace Voss Pettit 34 years old from Wallasey.
Thursday 16th August 1917, (101 Years this day).
REGINALD PRITCHARD BAWDEN
Private 267176 Reginald Pritchard Bawden 19 years old from Wallasey.
Friday 16th August 1918, (100 Years this day).
PHILIP SANT
Private 239112 Philip Sant 26 years old from Middlewich.
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 9220 Ernest Roberts 23 years old
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 14644 Arthur Noel Looker 28 years old from Hale
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 9589 Norman Bates 20 years old
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sapper 8707 William Bancroft from Runcorn
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sergeant 738 Harold Coups 30 years old from Macclesfield
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sergeant 4081 Alexander Macgregor 30 years old from Dukinfield
Monday 16th August 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 22087 Martin Mannion 26 years old from Stockport
We have 69 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Saturday 16th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Gunner 1692784 Jack Lace 28 years old
Saturday 16th August 1941, (77 Years this day).
Driver 2069272 John Edward Owen 23 years old
Monday 16th August 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1501882 Thomas William Blundell 21 years old
Monday 16th August 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1515883 Ronald Carlon 23 years old
Wednesday 16th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Rifleman B/75109 J Aspden 28 years old
Wednesday 16th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2622037 Roy Cooke 22 years old
Wednesday 16th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Private 4125570 John Arthur Dobbins 28 years old
Wednesday 16th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Trooper 14322661 Ronald Halliwell 20 years old
Wednesday 16th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Guardsman 2663202 John Henry Levell 37 years old
Wednesday 16th August 1944, (74 Years this day).
Serjeant T/79541 John Laurence Nutt 23 years old
We have 15 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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