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

  • Frederick Houghton from Stockport . view
  • Walter Robert Dodge from Wilmslow . view
  • John Gratrix from Sale . view
  • Albert Bosley . view
  • James Edward Breen from Tattenhall . view
  • Herman Hellfritsch from Stockport . view
  • Albert Reynolds from Stockport . view
  • Alexander Bettelley from Northwich Dane Bridge . view
  • Frederick Barlow from Bollington . view
  • William Arthur Albinson from Macclesfield . view
  • William Mclean from Macclesfield . view
  • Thomas Lawton Kay . view
  • George Anderson from Stockport . view
  • William Orlando Bagley from Stockport . view
  • John Robert Barratt from Stockport . view
  • James Jemison from Stockport . view
  • John Henry Thorley from Stockport . view
  • Edward James Airth from Chester . view
  • Phyllis Baxter from Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton . view
  • James William Burgess from Alderley Edge . view
  • George Moses . view
  • George Houldin from Birkenhead area . view
  • Donald Jolliffe from Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton . view
  • Albert Peers from Birkenhead . view
  • Stanley Warburton from Poynton . view
  • Harold Bagnell from Poynton . view
  • William Coppenhall from Middlewich . view
  • Charles Coppenhall from Middlewich . view
  • Donald Wainwright Beard . view
  • Stanley Bradbury from Macclesfield . view
  • Peter Paul Comer . view
  • George Davies from Davenham . view
  • George Boden from Northwich . view
  • Edward Boden from Northwich . view
  • James Levi French from Runcorn . view
  • John James Greenhough from Pott Shrigley . 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.

Saturday 23rd January 1915, (104 Years this day).
Driver T/17703 Frank Brien years old
Sunday 23rd January 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 12525 Albert Robinson 20 years old from Northwich Dane Bridge
Tuesday 23rd January 1917, (102 Years this day).
Private 50003 John Ford Pink from Birkenhead
Wednesday 23rd January 1918, (101 Years this day).
Private 52430 Harry Bowers from Stockport
Wednesday 23rd January 1918, (101 Years this day).
Sapper 471686 John Burgess from Macclesfield
Wednesday 23rd January 1918, (101 Years this day).
Private 25580 George Williams from Chester

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

Friday 23rd January 1942, (77 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 3528333 Kenneth Blackwell Ashworth 21 years old
Friday 23rd January 1942, (77 Years this day).
Driver T/92490 Harry Norman 26 years old
Saturday 23rd January 1943, (76 Years this day).
Sergeant 1088089 James William Schofield 33 years old
Sunday 23rd January 1944, (75 Years this day).
Private 4751141 Edward Ainsworth 28 years old
Sunday 23rd January 1944, (75 Years this day).
Serjeant 4129357 Albert Edwin Cunliffe 25 years old
Sunday 23rd January 1944, (75 Years this day).
Lance Serjeant 4128771 Frederick James Dodd 23 years old
Sunday 23rd January 1944, (75 Years this day).
Flying Officer 145144 Kenneth Ferris Smith 23 years old
Tuesday 23rd January 1945, (74 Years this day).
Flying Officer 179368 George Hill 34 years old
Tuesday 23rd January 1945, (74 Years this day).
Private 1714970 Harry Noble 32 years old
Tuesday 23rd January 1945, (74 Years this day).
Serjeant 1638639 Cyril George Rowlinson 33 years old
We have 12 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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