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

  • 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
  • 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

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 101 Years Ago.
Day 6 of Battle on the River Ancre. more....

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

Thursday 18th November 1915, (102 Years this day).
Frank DOBSON
Private 14526 Frank Dobson 21 years old from Macclesfield.
Saturday 18th November 1916, (101 Years this day).
John Harold JOHNSON
Private 18664 John Harold Johnson 24 years old from Tarvin.
Wednesday 18th November 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 9119 Richard Edward Houghton 21 years old
Wednesday 18th November 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 9638 Herbert Barnes
Wednesday 18th November 1914, (103 Years this day).
Private 9119 Richard Edward Houghton 21 years old from West Kirby
Saturday 18th November 1916, (101 Years this day).
Corporal 49230 Edward Andrew Bentley 31 years old
Saturday 18th November 1916, (101 Years this day).
Private 26329 Stanley Micklewright Fletcher 20 years old from Stockport
Saturday 18th November 1916, (101 Years this day).
Gunner 90990 John Antrobus 22 years old
Saturday 18th November 1916, (101 Years this day).
Private 41476 William Jenkinson 27 years old from Hyde
Saturday 18th November 1916, (101 Years this day).
Private 34672 Arthur Burnham 35 years old
We have 27 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Saturday 18th November 1939, (78 Years this day).
Third Engineer Officer James Anthony Penston 35 years old
Monday 18th November 1940, (77 Years this day).
Second Engineer Officer Eric Kilgour 30 years old
Wednesday 18th November 1942, (75 Years this day).
Petty Officer C/JX 139279 Raymond Arthur Herbert 25 years old
Wednesday 18th November 1942, (75 Years this day).
Electrical Artificer 4th Class D/MX 93518 Thomas Edwin Plant
Thursday 18th November 1943, (74 Years this day).
Marine PLY/X 106336 Hubert Evans 20 years old
Thursday 18th November 1943, (74 Years this day).
Engineman LT/KX 129795 William Jones 31 years old
Thursday 18th November 1943, (74 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 160664 Stanley Owen 20 years old
Thursday 18th November 1943, (74 Years this day).
Flying Officer 151236 John William Potts 27 years old
Thursday 18th November 1943, (74 Years this day).
Major 78680 William Hay Purves 32 years old
Saturday 18th November 1944, (73 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 54910 James Gilbody 23 years old
We have 13 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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