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

  • Thomas Alfred Evans from Bromborough . view
  • Thomas Abbott from Northwich Dane Bridge . view
  • James William Bracegirdle from Macclesfield . view
  • Charles Landsborough from Cheshire Virtual Memorial . view
  • William Basford from Cheshire Virtual Memorial . view
  • John Lightfoot Dale from Cheshire Virtual Memorial . view
  • Frank Broad Stubbs from Cheshire Virtual Memorial . view
  • William Henry Walker from Cheshire Virtual Memorial . view
  • Archie Leslie Vickers from Cheshire Virtual Memorial . view
  • Ernest Camm from Wilmslow . view
  • Frank Helm from Wilmslow . view
  • William Torkington from Adlington . view
  • Bertie Whitwam from Wilmslow . view
  • Edward Fox from Macclesfield . view
  • Frederick Luttman from Macclesfield . view
  • William Leslie Brewerton from Wilmslow . view
  • George Bushill from Wilmslow . view
  • James Henry Jowle from Bredbury . view
  • Joseph Brightmore from Stockport . view
  • Arthur Cross from Macclesfield . view
  • Marriott Oldham from Stockport . view
  • Harold Whalley from Macclesfield . view
  • Samuel Hobson from Macclesfield . view
  • Frederick Hobson from Macclesfield . view
  • Harold Victor Jones from Macclesfield . view
  • Ellis Pomfret from Macclesfield . view
  • Albert Edward Taylor from Macclesfield . view
  • Herbert Taylor from Macclesfield . view
  • John Kennedy from Stockport . view
  • Harold Shaw from Bredbury . view
  • Walter Burton from Stockport . view
  • Joseph Coombes from Stockport . view
  • Samuel Wood from Stockport . view
  • Matthias Mycroft Davidson from Macclesfield . view
  • John Belfield from Macclesfield . view
  • Fred Jones from Macclesfield . 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
  • 39 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1914, 105 years ago. Day 87 of Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started more....
  • 39 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1914, 105 years ago. Day 4 of First Battle of Ypres more....
  • 2 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1915, 104 years ago. Day 181 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....
  • 9 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 245 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....
  • 9 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 114 of Battle of the Somme more....
  • 9 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 22 of The Battle of the Ancre Heights more....
  • 53 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1917, 102 years ago. Day 84 of The Third Battle at Ypres (Passchendaele) starts more....

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

Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Henry Noel ATKINSON
Second Lieutenant Henry Noel Atkinson 25 years old from Audlem.
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
HENRY WILLIAM CRICHTON
Major Henry William Crichton 42 years old.
Monday 22nd October 1917, (102 Years this day).
Henry HAW
Private 50354 Henry Haw 32 years old from Wallasey.
Monday 22nd October 1917, (102 Years this day).
Arthur SUMNER
Corporal 36110 Arthur Sumner 21 years old from Crewe.
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Private 7031 Luke Sweeney
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant James Arthur Greenhalgh 25 years old from Timperley
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Private 10552 Frank Hughes 22 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Private 8658 Charles Albert Moss 22 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Corporal 7435 Fred Newhouse 27 years old from Bidston
Thursday 22nd October 1914, (105 Years this day).
Private 6306 Harry Ogden
We have 121 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Thursday 22nd October 1942, (77 Years this day).
Third Engineer Officer Harry Campion 32 years old
Thursday 22nd October 1942, (77 Years this day).
Chief Steward Joseph Graham White 27 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (76 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1016942 John Foley 29 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (76 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 158711 Kenneth Reusen Lee 22 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (76 Years this day).
Leading Signalman C/JX 300719 Terence Arthur Moss 27 years old
Friday 22nd October 1943, (76 Years this day).
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 416988 Kenneth Alan Roberts 19 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (75 Years this day).
Civilian Thomas Burns 50 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (75 Years this day).
Private 14412327 George Davenport 19 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (75 Years this day).
Trooper 4127060 Robert Arthur Griffiths 24 years old
Sunday 22nd October 1944, (75 Years this day).
Fusilier 14721812 William Henry Page 34 years old
We have 15 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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