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

  • David Stockton from Congleton . view
  • Daniel Turnock from Congleton . view
  • William Arthur Turnock from Congleton . view
  • James Arthur Frost from Buglawton . view
  • Walter Thomas Furnell from Congleton . view
  • William Molloy from Middlewich . view
  • Samuel Joseph Lloyd from Poynton . view
  • Joseph Stockton from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Lansdowne Ikin from Tarvin . view
  • Zachariah Booth from Congleton . view
  • Frank Brocklehurst from Lower Withington . view
  • Thomas Gardiner from Congleton . view
  • Samuel Chapman Turner from Coppenhall . view
  • Albert Taylor from Crewe . view
  • Richard Williams from Wistaston . view
  • John Edwin Leigh Wright from Nantwich . view
  • John Woolley from Wybunbury . view
  • James Albert Thomason from Crewe . view
  • Ernest Birkenshaw from Congleton . view
  • John Baldwin Hoyle . view
  • Charles Denham from Congleton . view

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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 103 Years Ago.
Day 4 of First Battle of Ypres more....
On This Day 101 Years Ago.
Day 22 of The Battle of the Ancre Heights more....

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

Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Henry Noel ATKINSON
Second Lieutenant Henry Noel Atkinson 25 years old from Audlem.
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
HENRY WILLIAM CRICHTON
Major Henry William Crichton 42 years old.
Monday 22nd October 1917, (100 Years this day).
Henry HAW
Private 50354 Henry Haw 32 years old from Wallasey.
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 7031 Luke Sweeney
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant James Arthur Greenhalgh 25 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 10552 Frank Hughes 22 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 8658 Charles Albert Moss 22 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Corporal 7435 Fred Newhouse 27 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 6306 Harry Ogden
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (103 Years this day).
Corporal 10131 Richard Over 23 years old
We have 94 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Thursday 22nd October 1942, (75 Years this day).
Third Engineer Officer Harry Campion 32 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1942, (75 Years this day).
Chief Steward Joseph Graham White 27 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (74 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1016942 John Foley 29 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (74 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 158711 Kenneth Reusen Lee 22 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (74 Years this day).
Leading Signalman C/JX 300719 Terence Arthur Moss 27 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (74 Years this day).
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 416988 Kenneth Alan Roberts 19 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (73 Years this day).
Civilian Thomas Burns 50 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (73 Years this day).
Private 14412327 George Davenport 19 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (73 Years this day).
Trooper 4127060 Robert Arthur Griffiths 24 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (73 Years this day).
Fusilier 14721812 William Henry Page 34 years old
We have 15 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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