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

  • William Shatwell from Bollington . view
  • George Hall from Stockport . view
  • Arnold Willerton from Stalybridge . view
  • Oswald Gee . view
  • Frank Swindells from Congleton . view
  • Frederick Houghton from Stockport . view
  • Walter Robert Dodge from Wilmslow . view
  • John Gratrix from Sale . view
  • Albert Bosley . view
  • James Edward Breen from Tattenhall . view
  • Herman Hellfritsch from Stockport . view
  • Albert Reynolds from Stockport . view
  • Alexander Bettelley from Northwich Dane Bridge . view
  • Frederick Barlow from Bollington . view
  • William Arthur Albinson from Macclesfield . view
  • William Mclean from Macclesfield . view
  • Thomas Lawton Kay . view
  • George Anderson from Stockport . view
  • William Orlando Bagley from Stockport . view
  • John Robert Barratt from Stockport . view
  • James Jemison from Stockport . view
  • John Henry Thorley from Stockport . view
  • Edward James Airth from Chester . view
  • Phyllis Baxter from Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton . view
  • James William Burgess from Alderley Edge . view
  • George Moses . view
  • George Houldin from Birkenhead area . view
  • Donald Jolliffe from Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton . view
  • Albert Peers from Birkenhead . view
  • Stanley Warburton from Poynton . view
  • Harold Bagnall 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

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

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

Saturday 17th February 1917, (102 Years this day).
WILLIAM MORREY
Private 36741 William Morrey 28 years old from Leighton cum Minshull Vernon.
Saturday 17th February 1917, (102 Years this day).
WALTER GARDNER RICHARDSON
Private 24492 Walter Gardner Richardson 20 years old from Wallasey.
Saturday 17th February 1917, (102 Years this day).
Clifford BIGNALL
Private 10238 Clifford Bignall 23 years old from Crewe.
Saturday 17th February 1917, (102 Years this day).
George SMITH
Private 11617 George Smith 23 years old from Wallasey.
Wednesday 17th February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 11742 Thomas Rushton Lees 38 years old from Stalybridge
Wednesday 17th February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 9138 Henry Percival 34 years old
Wednesday 17th February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 8106 Thomas Weaver 28 years old
Wednesday 17th February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 8482 John Wood 29 years old
Wednesday 17th February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 3783 Joseph Parker 22 years old from Hyde
Wednesday 17th February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 8556 Harold Hackney 25 years old from Stockport
We have 72 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 February 1942, (77 Years this day).
Major 40663 William James Douglass 33 years old
Tuesday 17th February 1942, (77 Years this day).
Leading Aircraftman 642037 James William Ellis 21 years old
Tuesday 17th February 1942, (77 Years this day).
Sergeant 942528 Peter Harrison 24 years old
Thursday 17th February 1944, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1807975 J Austin 20 years old
Thursday 17th February 1944, (75 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant (A) William Geoffrey Hale 22 years old
Saturday 17th February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Able Seaman P/JX 289970 Thomas James Bellingham 23 years old
Saturday 17th February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Gunner 1623453 William Bentley 34 years old
Saturday 17th February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Flying Officer 183794 Edward Gordon Warrington 29 years old
Saturday 17th February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Private 3661745 William Wheeler 32 years old
Monday 17th February 1947, (72 Years this day).
Petty Officer Wren 14067 Megan Dorothy Highton 26 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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