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

  • Peter Paul Comer . view
  • George Davies from Davenham . view
  • 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

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 104 Years Ago.
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On This Day 102 Years Ago.
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A few who lost their lives on this day, in the Great War.

Tuesday 20th October 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 10064 John Evans 18 years old from Nantwich
Tuesday 20th October 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 9325 John William Rogers 19 years old from Sale
Tuesday 20th October 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 10554 Arthur Richardson 23 years old
Tuesday 20th October 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 6778 James Barnett 36 years old from Macclesfield
Tuesday 20th October 1914, (104 Years this day).
Private 10064 John Evans 18 years old
Wednesday 20th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Sapper 59693 Percy Vernon 20 years old from Knutsford
Wednesday 20th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 21213 Walter Bancroft 18 years old from Macclesfield
Wednesday 20th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 18434 Samuel Gibney from Wallasey
Wednesday 20th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 2403 Harry Hewitt Thorp from Chester
Wednesday 20th October 1915, (103 Years this day).
Private 17735 Levi Vernon from Weaverham
We have 68 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Sunday 20th October 1940, (78 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant Herbert Dean 28 years old
Wednesday 20th October 1943, (75 Years this day).
Flying Officer 134106 Ronald Cyril Saville Clements 27 years old
Wednesday 20th October 1943, (75 Years this day).
Flight Lieutenant 122488 William Ross Forester 22 years old
Friday 20th October 1944, (74 Years this day).
Serjeant 1543002 Donald Thomas Drummond 28 years old
Friday 20th October 1944, (74 Years this day).
Sergeant 1523004 Harold Dunn 21 years old
Friday 20th October 1944, (74 Years this day).
Fusilier 14227778 William Royle 32 years old
Friday 20th October 1944, (74 Years this day).
Sapper 1878289 Charles John Wilson 20 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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