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

  • William Herbert Watney from Styal . view
  • Noel Esmond Lee from Styal . view
  • Arthur Tylston Greg from Styal . view
  • Robert Philip Greg from Styal . view
  • 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

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.
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On This Day 102 Years Ago.
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A few who lost their lives on this day, in the Great War.

Tuesday 18th July 1916, (102 Years this day).
Joseph D'ARCY
Private 18199 Joseph D'arcy 23 years old from Chester.
Tuesday 18th July 1916, (102 Years this day).
Wilfred LIGHTFOOT
Private 16505 Wilfred Lightfoot from Crewe.
Sunday 18th July 1915, (103 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 1957 James Rowbottom 20 years old from Dukinfield
Sunday 18th July 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 16232 William Robinson 20 years old from Alsager
Tuesday 18th July 1916, (102 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant Frank Reginald Hoggett 29 years old
Tuesday 18th July 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 460004 Sidney Allanson 23 years old from Wallasey
Tuesday 18th July 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 3458 William Dolan 26 years old from Stockport
Tuesday 18th July 1916, (102 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 48 Duglas Estill 27 years old from Stockport
Wednesday 18th July 1917, (101 Years this day).
Gunner 13644 John William Douglas 24 years old
Wednesday 18th July 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 31546 Thomas Sydney White 27 years old from Bickerton
We have 20 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Friday 18th July 1941, (77 Years this day).
Master William Richards 57 years old
Friday 18th July 1941, (77 Years this day).
Second Officer Sydney Richardson 30 years old
Saturday 18th July 1942, (76 Years this day).
Gunner 1454173 Benjamin Robins 23 years old
Sunday 18th July 1943, (75 Years this day).
Chief Motor Mechanic P/MX 116826 Victor Bardsley 28 years old
Sunday 18th July 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 3531435 Ernest Dalton 33 years old
Sunday 18th July 1943, (75 Years this day).
Warrant Officer Class II 7014468 Hubert John Hall 26 years old
Sunday 18th July 1943, (75 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1499783 Robert Jesse Sparke 20 years old
Sunday 18th July 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 2939953 Harry Whalley 26 years old
Tuesday 18th July 1944, (74 Years this day).
Gunner 1793063 George Cooper 23 years old
Tuesday 18th July 1944, (74 Years this day).
Sergeant 1621706 Walter Beattie Dobinson 21 years old
We have 22 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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