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

  • 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
  • Stanley Gibbs . view
  • Frederick Jackson . view
  • Walter Kenworthy . view
  • Thomas Lewis from Hyde . view
  • Harry Lomas from Dukinfield . view
  • Francis Knight Lucas from Alsager . view
  • Ellis Malpas from Mottram in Longdendale . view
  • Thomas Reeves from Hyde . view
  • Alfred Rowbotham from Macclesfield . view
  • John Sneddon . view
  • Richard Teague . view
  • George Munt from Birkenhead . view
  • Kenneth Kinsey Hignett . view
  • George Haigh from Alderley Edge . view
  • Christopher Seddon from Birkenhead area . view
  • James William Noutch from Winsford . view
  • Frank Cross from Northwich . view
  • Arthur Wood from Poynton . view
  • John Henry Wood from Poynton . view
  • William Hartley from Poynton . view
  • Albert Green from Poynton . view
  • Joseph Hooley from Poynton . 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 102 Years Ago.
Day 15 of Start of the Brusilov Offensive more....

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

Friday 18th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sapper 522 Francis Joseph Smith 24 years old
Friday 18th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Able Seaman 206528 Henry Rogers 33 years old
Friday 18th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 1800 John Blackshaw 21 years old from Wilmslow
Friday 18th June 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sergeant 6931 John Clarke 36 years old from Birkenhead
Sunday 18th June 1916, (102 Years this day).
Lance Serjeant 1787 Henry Brookes 26 years old from Lymm
Sunday 18th June 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private PLY/13864 Thomas Cecil Williamson from Davenham
Monday 18th June 1917, (101 Years this day).
Lieutenant Harold Carver Barlow from Marple
Monday 18th June 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 31662 Albert Palin 21 years old
Monday 18th June 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 18834 Percy Cameron 21 years old from Wrenbury
Monday 18th June 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 260004 Harry Archer 37 years old from Hyde
We have 22 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Tuesday 18th June 1940, (78 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 1902560 Frederick William Newton Wilson 24 years old
Thursday 18th June 1942, (76 Years this day).
Private 3774094 John Douglas Ainslie 23 years old
Thursday 18th June 1942, (76 Years this day).
Able Seaman P/SR 8580 Colin Hesketh 24 years old
Thursday 18th June 1942, (76 Years this day).
Gunner 1787071 George Morton 20 years old
Sunday 18th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2698573 Horace Hyde 31 years old
Sunday 18th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Fusilier 7606825 Edward Mcclung 30 years old
Sunday 18th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Fusilier 14209570 Ronald Luke Nolan 22 years old
Sunday 18th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Gunner 1787042 Edward Nuttall 23 years old
Sunday 18th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Major 248873 Charles Walter Rainford 37 years old
Sunday 18th June 1944, (74 Years this day).
Civilian Phyllis Margaret Roper 59 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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