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

  • Charles Herbert Turner from Wilmslow . view
  • William Buckley from Northwich . view
  • Ernest Ferneyhough from Macclesfield . view
  • Edward Melland Schill from Alderley Edge . view
  • Leonard George Evans from Chester . view
  • Albert Schofield from Bollington . view
  • Thomas O'connor from Birkenhead . view
  • 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

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

Thursday 23rd September 1915, (103 Years this day).
WILLIAM JACKSON
Sapper 50041 William Jackson 26 years old from Crewe.
Thursday 23rd September 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 11415 Thomas Gathercole 25 years old from Knutsford Area
Thursday 23rd September 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 11517 John Nevitt 23 years old from Crewe
Thursday 23rd September 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2866 John Grimes 42 years old from Stockport Area
Saturday 23rd September 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 19396 George Henry Sharratt 29 years old
Saturday 23rd September 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 1746 Arthur Forster 20 years old from Northwich
Saturday 23rd September 1916, (102 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant Arthur Lakes Chalmers 23 years old
Saturday 23rd September 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 466715 John Manson 29 years old
Saturday 23rd September 1916, (102 Years this day).
Gunner 63887 Edwin Corbett 23 years old from Hazel Grove
Saturday 23rd September 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 1746 Arthur Forster 20 years old
We have 26 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 23rd September 1940, (78 Years this day).
Driver 2029638 George Albert Evanson 26 years old
Wednesday 23rd September 1942, (76 Years this day).
Leading Aircraftman 1451632 Harry Threadgold 21 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1431266 James Henry Anderton 28 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 4124925 Arthur Bennett 26 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Guardsman 2618164 Leonard Cottrell 27 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1092331 John Fletcher 21 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Telegraphist D/JX 251186 Norman Kilby Halliley 32 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1483107 Jack Rodney Haworth 30 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 3775137 Joseph Layfield 23 years old
Thursday 23rd September 1943, (75 Years this day).
Able Seaman D/JX 303259 Hugh Garside Llewellyn 20 years old
We have 23 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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