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 Brunt from Stockport . view
  • Samuel Hankey from Northwich Dane Bridge . view
  • Martin Hodgson from Stockport . view
  • Beatrice Isabel Jones from Wallasey Area . view
  • Edwin Booth from Wistaston . view
  • Richard Barnes from Crewe . view
  • James Yarwood from Crewe . view
  • Wilmot Roddan from Crewe . view
  • Harold Brammer from Congleton . view
  • Samuel Neil Bennett from Runcorn . view
  • David Outten from Runcorn . view
  • Harold Boston from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Haddock from Runcorn . view
  • James Brindley from Macclesfield . view
  • William Walker from Crewe . view
  • James Rozzell from Crewe . view
  • C B Edwards from Runcorn . view
  • Arthur Hamlet Richards from Nantwich . view
  • Albert Middleton from Crewe . view
  • Harry Leonard Metcalf from Crewe . view
  • Emanuel Blease from Congleton . view
  • Samuel Washington Moorhouse from Crewe . view
  • William Harcourt Parker from Crewe . view
  • Frank Booth from Congleton . view
  • Norman Samuel Boffey from Congleton . 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.

Monday 17th January 1916, (102 Years this day).
Harold Clifford BURGESS
Private 26647 Harold Clifford Burgess 24 years old from Wallasey.
Sunday 17th January 1915, (103 Years this day).
Trooper 3363 Charles Ball 24 years old from Crewe
Monday 17th January 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 13645 Samuel Hankey 21 years old from Northwich Dane Bridge
Wednesday 17th January 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 15/18057 George Colson Aslatt 23 years old from Tilston
Wednesday 17th January 1917, (101 Years this day).
Corporal 32909 John Charles Cartwright 21 years old from Alderley Edge
Wednesday 17th January 1917, (101 Years this day).
Private 12057 William Queeney 51 years old from Stockport
Wednesday 17th January 1917, (101 Years this day).
Sapper 143507 Bob Sellers 31 years old from Stockport
Friday 17th January 1919, (99 Years this day).
Private 127877 Ernest Meek from Stockport
Saturday 17th January 1920, (98 Years this day).
Private 64578 William Henry Skyrme 20 years old
Saturday 17th January 1920, (98 Years this day).
Private SS/3920 Frederick James Brannon 39 years old

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

Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Civilian Elsa Margaret Anderson 28 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Assistant Steward Harold Brassey 18 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
First Radio Officer William Ellis 38 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Leading Airman FAA/FX. 80580 Kenneth Hale 19 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Leading Airman FAA/FX. 80564 Christopher Leigh-mallory Longridge 20 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Chief Cook Charles Ernest Steward 35 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Lieutenant (A) George Williamson 33 years old
Friday 17th January 1941, (77 Years this day).
Junior Engineer Officer Ronald James Wilson 22 years old
Saturday 17th January 1942, (76 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 149838 George Thomas Ellis 23 years old
Saturday 17th January 1942, (76 Years this day).
Sapper 1875635 John Hunt 24 years old
We have 18 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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