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

  • Phyllis Baxter from Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton . view
  • James William Burgess from Alderley Edge . view
  • George Moses . 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
  • George Henry Molyneux from Chester . view
  • Harry Malcolm Smith . view
  • Ernest Whitby from Runcorn . view
  • Thomas King from Chester . 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
  • Harold John Harwood Browne from Chester area . view
  • Arthur Bradley from Chester . view
  • Thomas Laurence Frost from Upton nr Chester . 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 3 of Battle on the River Ancre. more....

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

Sunday 15th November 1914, (104 Years this day).
Major John Hamon Massie 41 years old
Sunday 15th November 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 7548 John Charlesworth from Shavington
Sunday 15th November 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 9054 John Floyd 26 years old from Stockport
Monday 15th November 1915, (103 Years this day).
Corporal 12938 David Jenkins 36 years old
Monday 15th November 1915, (103 Years this day).
Captain John Lucas Higginson 30 years old
Monday 15th November 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 16649 Samuel Frost 38 years old from Stockport
Wednesday 15th November 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 32826 Frank Carr Whitehead 20 years old from Dukinfield
Wednesday 15th November 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 12322 Frederick Robert Allen 20 years old from Birkenhead area
Wednesday 15th November 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 52276 Oscar Broederlow 38 years old
Wednesday 15th November 1916, (102 Years this day).
Private 49911 Ernest Braithwaite Smith 26 years old from Hale
We have 31 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 15th November 1940, (78 Years this day).
Volunteer Thomas Digby Jones 45 years old
Friday 15th November 1940, (78 Years this day).
Purser William Kenrick 54 years old
Sunday 15th November 1942, (76 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant Ernest Frame 23 years old
Sunday 15th November 1942, (76 Years this day).
Air Artificer 4th Class FAA/FX. 75635 Ronald Mercer 21 years old
Sunday 15th November 1942, (76 Years this day).
Driver T/2387894 Geoffrey Herbert Vernon 23 years old
Sunday 15th November 1942, (76 Years this day).
Acting Sub Lieutenant (A) Philip John Williams 20 years old
Monday 15th November 1943, (75 Years this day).
Leading Aircraftman 1507285 Ernest Todhunter 22 years old
Wednesday 15th November 1944, (74 Years this day).
Assistant Steward LX696521 William Moran 38 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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