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

  • Bernard Gibbs from Runcorn . view
  • Bertie Howells from Runcorn . view
  • Hugh Booth from Runcorn . view
  • Oliver Curtis New from Stockport . view
  • Samuel Walley from Crewe . view
  • Robert Arthur Burgess from Congleton . view
  • Richard William Viggars from Audlem . view
  • Ernest West from Acton . view
  • Charles Edwin Johnson from Macclesfield . view
  • Arthur Moore from Crewe . view
  • Walter Cavanagh from Runcorn . view
  • Thomas Povey from Runcorn . view
  • Randolph Snowden from Runcorn . view
  • Peter Thompson from Runcorn . view
  • John Joseph Davies from Runcorn . view
  • Ernest Piggott from Runcorn . view
  • Thomas Piggott from Hartford . view
  • William Edward Bailey from Congleton . view
  • Ernest Cartlidge from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Hampton from Sandbach . view
  • Daniel Trueman from Sandbach . view
  • Samuel Trueman from Sandbach . view
  • Harry Horton from Congleton . view
  • Charles William Holland from Congleton . view
  • Percy Hollinshead from Congleton . view
  • George Edward Schultz from Birkenhead . view
  • Albert Gaunt from Congleton . view
  • Thomas Barton from Stockport . view
  • Arthur Cooke from Prestbury . view
  • Albert Edwin Cliffe from Henbury . view
  • Frank Cliffe from Henbury . view
  • Harry Harrop from Stockport . view
  • Harold Davenport from Bollington . 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 101 Years Ago.
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A few who lost their lives on this day, in the Great War.

Monday 22nd April 1918, (100 Years this day).
Arthur John BERRY
Sergeant 250959 Arthur John Berry 23 years old from Knutsford.
Thursday 22nd April 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 10569 William Henry Matthews 29 years old from Stockport
Saturday 22nd April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 16514 John Evans 33 years old
Saturday 22nd April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 8399 William Henry Jones years old from Crewe
Saturday 22nd April 1916, (102 Years this day).
Captain Henry Francis Coghlan Horsfall 32 years old from Rainow
Sunday 22nd April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 14/35888 John Morris 34 years old from Alderley Edge
Sunday 22nd April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant James Ernest Bytheway Hesketh 28 years old from Altrincham
Sunday 22nd April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 39993 James Platt 35 years old
Sunday 22nd April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant Walter Joseph Charles Thomas 19 years old
Sunday 22nd April 1917, (101 Years this day).
Sergeant W/405 John Henry Mckeone 35 years old
We have 38 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 22nd April 1941, (77 Years this day).
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253311 Charles Owen Taylor 27 years old
Thursday 22nd April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 7400745 Richard Humphreys 24 years old
Thursday 22nd April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 14203033 William Frederick Leather 21 years old
Thursday 22nd April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 3535045 Patrick Mcmullan 28 years old
Thursday 22nd April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 4395218 Albert Edward Shaw 30 years old
Thursday 22nd April 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 14258075 Herbert Snape 26 years old
Saturday 22nd April 1944, (74 Years this day).
Guardsman 2621023 Henry Clarke 33 years old
Sunday 22nd April 1945, (73 Years this day).
Gunner 4129560 Philip Hickton 25 years old
Sunday 22nd April 1945, (73 Years this day).
Fusilier 14775385 Frederick (fred) Talbot 18 years old
Monday 22nd April 1946, (72 Years this day).
Trooper 14771332 Thomas John Warren 19 years old

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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