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

  • Leonard Comer Wall from West Kirby . view
  • Samuel Jones . view
  • Harold Goddard from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Bromley Bailey from Stockport . view
  • Edward Albert Holliday from Stockport . view
  • George Edward Holliday from Stockport . view
  • Frank Pailthorpe from Hyde . view
  • Jack Scott Cox from Upton nr Chester area . view
  • Percy William Ashley from Runcorn . view
  • John Wilkinson from Antrobus . view
  • Hedley Stewart from Bollington . view
  • Frank Mullock from Congleton . view
  • William Lockley from Chester . view
  • Sydney Edmund Boothby from Stockport . view
  • Harry Robert Crook from Wallasey . view
  • Arthur Ledger from Stockport . view
  • Jasper Lees from Alderley Edge . view
  • Timothy Lafferty from Adlington . view
  • Albert Joseph Holt from Northenden . view
  • Charles Hughes from Stockport . view
  • Gordon Audley Stewart from Bollington . view
  • John Evelyn Bryant . view
  • Herbert Percival Chantler from Cheadle . view
  • George Higginbotham from Stockport . view
  • Arthur James Simpson from Chester . view
  • Horace Holden from Port Sunlight . view
  • Harry Barker from Brereton . view
  • Frank Smith Brooks from Stockport . view
  • Ronald Lindsay Johnson from Altrincham . view
  • William Morton Johnson from Altrincham . view
  • John William Bradshaw from Stockport . view
  • Richard Henry Hurst from Stockport . view
  • Richard Wilson Lenton from Romiley . view
  • Robert Edward Stoddard from Crewe . view
  • Frank Ernest Moscate from Farndon . view
  • Thomas Weaver from Farndon . 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
  • 105 years ago. Day 33 of Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started more....
  • 3 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1915, 104 years ago. Day 63 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....
  • 6 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 127 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....
  • 6 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 23 of Start of the Brusilov Offensive more....
  • 17 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1918, 101 years ago. Day 98 of Germany broke through on the Somme (Kaiserschlacht) more....

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

Saturday 26th June 1915, (104 Years this day).
Frederick CHESTERS
Lance Corporal 10185 Frederick Chesters 19 years old from Wrenbury.
Tuesday 26th June 1917, (102 Years this day).
SIDNEY JOHN MORRIS
7th Engineer Sidney John Morris 28 years old from Runcorn.
Wednesday 26th June 1918, (101 Years this day).
Horace HOLDEN
Private 70249 Horace Holden years old from Port Sunlight.
Saturday 26th June 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 9674 William Edgar Jones 19 years old from New Ferry area
Saturday 26th June 1915, (104 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2403 Harry Fisher years old from Liscard area
Monday 26th June 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 18186 Raymond Arthur Brereton 21 years old from Mobberley
Monday 26th June 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 21465 John Carroll from Wallasey
Monday 26th June 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 13001 Squire Lingard from Dukinfield
Monday 26th June 1916, (103 Years this day).
Pioneer 128246 Edward Oultram from Kingsley
Monday 26th June 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 33230 Robert Morton Spence 36 years old from Bromborough
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.

Thursday 26th June 1941, (78 Years this day).
Able Seaman D/JX 172667 Roy Manning 28 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Flight Lieutenant 81255 Ralph Beesley
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 1027321 George Arthur Hunt 30 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 1311606 Alfred George Leyland 28 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 643757 Griffiths Mcglynn 22 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Private 3772147 Leslie Jack Mycock 20 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Trooper 4131779 Thomas Shufflebotham 28 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Private S/160063 Norman Travers 22 years old
Friday 26th June 1942, (77 Years this day).
Aircraftman 1st Class 1076445 Ernest Wingeatt 32 years old
Saturday 26th June 1943, (76 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 149139 John Colin Evans 32 years old
We have 22 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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