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.

The Cheshire County Memorial Project WW1 Battlefield Tour 2019

In conjunction with Leger Holidays

The Cheshire Project is organizing a tour in October 2019, we will be visiting the battlefields of the Somme, Arras, Passchendaele & Vimy Ridge and more.

We will be attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, where two tour guests will be taking part in the ceremony which is held every night at 8pm.

To find out more about the tour please visit the WW1 Battlefield Tour page.


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

  • Ronald Lindsay Johnson from Altrincham . view
  • William Morton Johnson from Altrincham . view
  • John William Bradshaw from Stockport . view
  • Richard Henry Hurst from Stockport . view
  • Richard Wilson Lenton from Romiley . view
  • Robert Edward Stoddard from Crewe . view
  • Frank Ernest Moscate from Farndon . view
  • Thomas Weaver from Farndon . view
  • Joseph Jones from Farndon . view
  • Lewis Martyn from Farndon . view
  • Godfrey F Owen from Farndon . view
  • Arthur Parker from Farndon . view
  • Samuel Pugh from Farndon . view
  • John Shaw from Farndon . view
  • Joseph James Stretton from Farndon . view
  • Reginald Thelwall from Farndon . view
  • Charles Norman Williamson from Farndon . view
  • James Weaver from Farndon . view
  • Harry Ince from Farndon . view
  • John Gauterin from Farndon . view
  • Thomas W Edge from Farndon . view
  • William Edge from Farndon . view
  • Albert Ince from Farndon . view
  • John William Hassall from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Hassall from Congleton . view
  • Peter Henry from Congleton . view
  • Herbert Davies from Farndon . view
  • William Whitehead from Bredbury . view
  • Edward Burns from Stockport . view
  • Ezra Morton from Stockport . view
  • George Morton from Stockport . view
  • James Morton from Stockport . view
  • Thomas Morton from Stockport . view
  • Samuel Smith from Stockport . view
  • Herbert Henry Nidd from Cheadle Hulme . view
  • George Malpas from Stockport . 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.

Thursday 21st March 1918, (101 Years this day).
HENRY HERBERT SANDERS
Lance Bombardier 136369 Henry Herbert Sanders 19 years old from Wallasey.
Thursday 21st March 1918, (101 Years this day).
HARRY SWAINE
Private 34691 Harry Swaine 20 years old from Macclesfield.
Thursday 21st March 1918, (101 Years this day).
Albert Edwin CLIFFE
Private 24435 Albert Edwin Cliffe 27 years old from Henbury.
Thursday 21st March 1918, (101 Years this day).
Wilfrith ELSTOB
Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrith Elstob 29 years old from Henbury.
Thursday 21st March 1918, (101 Years this day).
Mathew James PUGH
Private 48471 Mathew James Pugh 20 years old from Wilmslow.
Thursday 21st March 1918, (101 Years this day).
Frank HERITY
Private 53041 Frank Herity 20 years old from Macclesfield.
Sunday 21st March 1915, (104 Years this day).
Rifleman Z/2210 Frederick Arthur Wood 25 years old from Wilmslow
Tuesday 21st March 1916, (103 Years this day).
Captain George Welsby Deakin 38 years old from Birkenhead
Tuesday 21st March 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 35467 William Arthur Halton 24 years old from Hyde
Wednesday 21st March 1917, (102 Years this day).
Private 25716 John Henry Hayes from Stockton Heath
We have 123 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 21st March 1941, (78 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant 129360 Harold Edward Rogers 23 years old
Saturday 21st March 1942, (77 Years this day).
Senior Second Engineer Officer John Alfred Billing 29 years old
Saturday 21st March 1942, (77 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant Roy Penrose Cottrell 24 years old
Sunday 21st March 1943, (76 Years this day).
Sergeant 126232 Bernard Kelly 20 years old
Tuesday 21st March 1944, (75 Years this day).
Driver T/286175 Albert William Eccles 42 years old
Tuesday 21st March 1944, (75 Years this day).
Private 14210349 William John Jones 22 years old
Tuesday 21st March 1944, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 956052 Leonard Victor Kullich 28 years old

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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