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.

Click on their picture to read about the person, and take a minute to think of them and try to imagine what they went through and the life they left behind.

Latest stories added

  • James Coy from Stockport . view
  • James Crone from Stockport . view
  • Charles William Worrall from Congleton . view
  • Henry Andrew Jones from Congleton area . view
  • Joseph Taylor from Congleton . view
  • Harry Eaton from Stockport . view
  • Charles Sumnall from Congleton . view
  • Walter Taylor from Congleton . view
  • Richard Sumnall from Congleton . view
  • Thomas Summerfield from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Mollart from Crewe . view
  • Edward Davies from Crewe . view
  • James Edward Jones from Crewe . view
  • Alfred Redfern Adams from Willaston . view
  • Wilson Wood . view
  • William Shakeshaft from Nantwich . view
  • Norman Champ from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Bailey from Congleton . view
  • Randolph Needham from Poynton . view
  • Samuel Blackburn from Runcorn . view
  • Albert Lightfoot from Runcorn . view
  • Ernest Lightfoot from Runcorn . view
  • Philip Kitchen from Winsford . view
  • Albert Knight from Frodsham . view
  • Alfred Vincent Parkin from Poynton . view
  • William Turner from Poynton . view
  • Frank Bryning from Poynton . view
  • Edward Jones from Poynton . view
  • Leonard Wainwright from Poynton . view
  • John Nolan from Runcorn . view
  • John William Butterworth from Runcorn . view
  • Lord George Francis Augustus Vernon from Poynton . view
  • David Stockton from Congleton . view
  • Daniel Turnock from Congleton . view
  • William Arthur Turnock from Congleton . view
  • James Arthur Frost from Buglawton . 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 December 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 1708 Joseph Clarke from Stockport
Thursday 16th December 1915, (102 Years this day).
Private 1829 John William Jubb 19 years old from Dukinfield
Thursday 16th December 1915, (102 Years this day).
Private 13464 James Atherton 19 years old from Northwich Dane Bridge
Thursday 16th December 1915, (102 Years this day).
Private 16527 Percy Dickinson 40 years old from Christleton
Sunday 16th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Gunner L/24539 William Henry Cookson 32 years old from Stalybridge
Sunday 16th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant John Arthur Stuart Palmer 19 years old from Wallasey
Sunday 16th December 1917, (100 Years this day).
Private 59061 William Flynn 19 years old
Monday 16th December 1918, (99 Years this day).
Private 29492 Arthur Haspey from Tarvin
Monday 16th December 1918, (99 Years this day).
Private 36910 William Henry Ellis 29 years old
Thursday 16th December 1920, (97 Years this day).
Gunner 5425 S Taylor

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

Monday 16th December 1940, (77 Years this day).
Civilian Annie Bate 73 years old
Monday 16th December 1940, (77 Years this day).
Civilian Henry Beecher Jones 46 years old
Wednesday 16th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 655304 Reginald Victor Walker Bellew 21 years old
Wednesday 16th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Private 3390275 Thomas Bromley 22 years old
Wednesday 16th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Leading Aircraftman 658742 Francis Raymond Daley 22 years old
Wednesday 16th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Chief Officer Edward Thomas Jary 29 years old
Wednesday 16th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Third Officer Charles Milton Roberts 20 years old
Wednesday 16th December 1942, (75 Years this day).
Chief Steward Charles Joseph Wilkinson 38 years old
Thursday 16th December 1943, (74 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1526055 Eric Granville Grundy 23 years old
Thursday 16th December 1943, (74 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 169090 Ronald Stuart Vincent 22 years old
We have 16 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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