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

  • Douglas Christie Cottier . view
  • Stephen Rose from Runcorn . view
  • Thomas Mather from Hyde . view
  • Benjamin Howard Kirkham from Macclesfield . view
  • John Kirkham from Wildboarclough . view
  • Douglas Shuker from Audlem . view
  • Joseph Sheen from Tilstone Fearnall . view
  • Harry Stripp from Haslington . view
  • Henry Stapley from Crewe . view
  • William Simcock from Bunbury . view
  • James Rawson Rimmer from Crewe . view
  • Jack Shaw from Crewe . view
  • Arthur Riley from Crewe and Coppenhall Lychgate . view
  • Charles Wilfred Rowlands from Crewe and Coppenhall Lychgate . view
  • William Wilson from Stockport . view
  • Frederick George Woodhouse from Crewe . view
  • Frederick Axon from Stockport . view
  • Samuel Ralphs from Nantwich . view
  • Herbert Henry Preece from Crewe . view
  • Edwin Platt from Willaston . view
  • Edwin Purcell from Nantwich . view
  • Edwin Foster from Congleton . view
  • George Foster from Congleton . view
  • Joseph Foster from Congleton . view
  • Wilfred Lightfoot from Crewe . view
  • John William Negus from Crewe . view
  • Albert Moss from Crewe . view
  • Fred Waldensian Parsonage from Crewe and Coppenhall Lychgate . view
  • Albert Machin from Crewe . view
  • Charles Nield from Crewe and Coppenhall Lychgate . view
  • Walter Mason from Crewe . view
  • William Edwin Naylor from Crewe . view
  • Percy Moore from Crewe and Coppenhall Lychgate . 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 4 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....

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

Wednesday 24th February 1915, (103 Years this day).
Commander Cecil Halsted France-hayhurst 40 years old from Middlewich
Thursday 24th February 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 8349 Cyril Thomason 18 years old
Thursday 24th February 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 13046 Ernest Wilkinson 23 years old from Northwich Dane Bridge
Saturday 24th February 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 285078 Joseph Stephen Sheen 23 years old from Alpraham
Saturday 24th February 1917, (101 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant Edward Vincent Bayley 31 years old from Willaston
Saturday 24th February 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 64098 Harold Bradbury 36 years old from Macclesfield
Saturday 24th February 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 3/34644 Harry Foxley 21 years old from Nantwich
Saturday 24th February 1917, (101 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 52516 Thomas Tomlinson 20 years old from Stockport
Sunday 24th February 1918, (100 Years this day).
Private 29730 George Harrison 29 years old
Sunday 24th February 1918, (100 Years this day).
Private 29730 George Harrison 29 years old from Lower Withington
We have 14 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 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Ordinary Coder P/JX 225466 Francis James Mckeown 28 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Able Seaman P/SSX 30750 William Thomas Pollitt 19 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Second Officer William George Briscoe Price 30 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Squadron Leader 21159 William Frederick Quilliam 39 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Second Engineer Officer William Eric Redmond 36 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Assistant Steward Gilbert Roberts 23 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Master Henry Theodore Speed 54 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Lieutenant Cyril Richard Webster 30 years old
Monday 24th February 1941, (77 Years this day).
Chief Steward James William Whittle 48 years old
Tuesday 24th February 1942, (76 Years this day).
Master Gordon Joures 41 years old
We have 20 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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