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 Jones from Runcorn . view
  • George Moorefield from Runcorn . view
  • Leon Herault from Runcorn area . view
  • Wright Ridgway from Poynton . view
  • Robert Poole from Poynton . view
  • Joseph Yardley from Moulton . view
  • George Thomas Woolrich from Audlem and Hankelow . view
  • Walter Hillyard from Knutsford . view
  • George Harry Hooley from Knutsford . view
  • Harry Clifford Burgess from Wallasey . view
  • 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

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.

Friday 21st May 1915, (103 Years this day).
WILLIAM WALLBANK
Private 10903 William Wallbank 38 years old from Hyde.
Sunday 21st May 1916, (102 Years this day).
Randolph NEEDHAM
Private 14134 Randolph Needham 24 years old from Poynton.
Sunday 21st May 1916, (102 Years this day).
James YARWOOD
Rifleman 3790 James Yarwood 23 years old from Crewe.
Friday 21st May 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2432 Harold Burrows 22 years old from Stockport
Friday 21st May 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2389 Donald Gill Lancaster 23 years old from Hale
Friday 21st May 1915, (103 Years this day).
Captain Wilfred Max Langdon 27 years old from Altrincham
Friday 21st May 1915, (103 Years this day).
Corporal 4375 Thomas Ward from Chester
Sunday 21st May 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 1/12921 Samuel Astles 33 years old from Winsford
Sunday 21st May 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 13595 George Benson 21 years old from Wallasey
Sunday 21st May 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 10/14861 Thomas William Dutton 21 years old
We have 58 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 21st May 1940, (78 Years this day).
Trooper 7887933 Alexander Arthur 22 years old
Tuesday 21st May 1940, (78 Years this day).
Guardsman 2616260 A N Cottrell 21 years old
Tuesday 21st May 1940, (78 Years this day).
Private 5049166 Alfred James Snook 24 years old
Tuesday 21st May 1940, (78 Years this day).
Guardsman 2612157 J H Turner 31 years old
Wednesday 21st May 1941, (77 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 641331 Clifford George Evans
Wednesday 21st May 1941, (77 Years this day).
Petty Officer D/J 91876 Sidney Hibbert 40 years old
Wednesday 21st May 1941, (77 Years this day).
Private 3862768 John Colin Lomax Ramsdale Johnson 30 years old
Wednesday 21st May 1941, (77 Years this day).
Private 4614669 George Norfolk 20 years old
Wednesday 21st May 1941, (77 Years this day).
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 219968 Albert Peters 22 years old
Wednesday 21st May 1941, (77 Years this day).
Gunner 889279 Robert Phipps 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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