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

  • Edward Boden from Northwich . view
  • George Boden from Northwich . view
  • James Levi French from Runcorn . view
  • John James Greenhough from Pott Shrigley . view
  • George Henry Molyneux from Chester . view
  • Harry Malcolm Smith . view
  • Thomas King from Chester . view
  • Ernest Whitby from Runcorn . view
  • Vincent Ralph Doggett from Runcorn . view
  • Walter Henry Densham from Thelwall Area . view
  • Charles Herbert Turner from Wilmslow . view
  • William Buckley from Northwich . view
  • Ernest Ferneyhough from Macclesfield . view
  • Edward Melland Schill from Alderley Edge . view
  • Leonard George Evans from Chester . view
  • Albert Schofield from Bollington . view
  • Thomas O'connor from Birkenhead . view
  • Frederick Charles Lancaster from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Ball from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Ball from Congleton . view
  • Alfred Jones from Chester . view
  • Leonard Snelson from Chester . view
  • Joseph Weaver from Chester . view
  • Harold John Harwood Browne from Chester area . view
  • Peter Roberts from Chester . view
  • Andrew Sumpter from Hoole . view
  • Thomas Laurence Frost from Upton nr Chester . view
  • James Sumpter from Hoole . view
  • John Bedward Royle from Chester . view
  • Arthur Bradley from Chester . view
  • Albert Edward Hargrove from Chester . view
  • William Thomas Hudson from Chester . view
  • John Macer Wright from Stalybridge . view
  • Frederick Arthur Jervis Eastwood from Styal . view
  • Sydney Walter Humfrey Welsby from Chester . view
  • William Herbert Watney from Styal . 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 102 Years Ago.
Day 17 of The Battle of the Ancre Heights more....

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

Thursday 17th October 1918, (100 Years this day).
Charles Herbert TURNER
Private G/72491 Charles Herbert Turner 24 years old from Wilmslow.
Saturday 17th October 1914, (104 Years this day).
Seaman 4291A Alfred Mould 23 years old
Sunday 17th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2630 Harvey Thompson 28 years old from Stalybridge
Sunday 17th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 17447 Percy Bradbury 20 years old from Henbury
Sunday 17th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
GDSN 18029 Harry Kelcher 20 years old from Cheadle Hulme
Sunday 17th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 9358 John Edward Holt from Stockport
Sunday 17th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Captain Roland Octavius Logan from Upton nr Chester
Tuesday 17th October 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 27803 William Bramhall from Northwich
Tuesday 17th October 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 49557 John Rowbotham from Stockport
Tuesday 17th October 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 27732 Richard Waterfield 21 years old from Stockport
We have 35 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 17th October 1939, (79 Years this day).
Third Engineer Officer James Gilmour 41 years old
Tuesday 17th October 1939, (79 Years this day).
Engineer Officer Richard Denis Waltho Parry 24 years old
Tuesday 17th October 1939, (79 Years this day).
Assistant Storekeeper Ernest Williams 39 years old
Thursday 17th October 1940, (78 Years this day).
Civilian William Sutton 57 years old
Friday 17th October 1941, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 1066470 Leslie Gordon Cockram 20 years old
Saturday 17th October 1942, (76 Years this day).
Sergeant 1127518 Thomas Wood 22 years old
Sunday 17th October 1943, (75 Years this day).
Sapper 2069282 Thomas William Durkin 24 years old
Sunday 17th October 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private 6020099 Arthur Herbert Heath 26 years old
Sunday 17th October 1943, (75 Years this day).
Private NX66254 Albert Redfern 23 years old
Sunday 17th October 1943, (75 Years this day).
Gunner 880058 William Woodfine 25 years old
We have 16 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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