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

  • Edgar Woodcock from Macclesfield . view
  • Edgar Collins from Macclesfield . view
  • William Arthur Forster from Macclesfield . view
  • John Wallis Ranicar from Willaston . view
  • Ebenezer Cox from Anderton . view
  • John Broomhead from Macclesfield . view
  • Ernest Oldfield from Macclesfield . view
  • J Turner from Macclesfield . view
  • Walter Lake from Macclesfield . view
  • Edison Goodwin from Macclesfield . view
  • Albert Barnett from Macclesfield . view
  • Arthur Brocklehurst from Macclesfield . view
  • Joseph Downes from Macclesfield . view
  • William Henry Rose from Macclesfield . view
  • John James Woodhouse from Macclesfield . view
  • Lionel Brough from Macclesfield . view
  • Charles Harold Green from Macclesfield . view
  • John Nixon from Gawsworth . view
  • James Pownall from Macclesfield . view
  • Harold Rydings from Macclesfield . view
  • Albert Tatton from Macclesfield . view
  • Frederick James Dale from Macclesfield . view
  • Harold Gardiner from Macclesfield . view
  • Albert Hirst from Macclesfield . view
  • Robert William Nesbitt from Macclesfield . view
  • Bertie Nunn from Macclesfield . view
  • Alfred William Smith from Macclesfield . view
  • Ernest Turner from Macclesfield . view
  • William Alan Kemp . view
  • Thomas Etchells from Macclesfield . view
  • Walter Heginbotham . view
  • Alfred Ridgway from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Ridgway from Macclesfield . view
  • Lily Heginbotham . view
  • James Browell Walker . view
  • Joseph Butterworth 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
  • 105 years ago. Day 54 of Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started more....
  • 6 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1915, 104 years ago. Day 148 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....
  • 10 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 212 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....
  • 10 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 108 of Start of the Brusilov Offensive more....
  • 10 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 81 of Battle of the Somme more....
  • 5 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1917, 102 years ago. Day 51 of The Third Battle at Ypres (Passchendaele) starts more....

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

Sunday 19th September 1915, (104 Years this day).
ERNEST McKAY
Lieutenant Ernest Mckay 21 years old from Macclesfield.
Sunday 19th September 1915, (104 Years this day).
J TURNER
Private 12869 J Turner 21 years old from Macclesfield.
Sunday 19th September 1915, (104 Years this day).
Bertie WILLIAMS
Private 1654 Bertie Williams 19 years old from Wallasey.
Tuesday 19th September 1916, (103 Years this day).
George WRIGHT
Second Lieutenant George Wright 27 years old.
Thursday 19th September 1918, (101 Years this day).
EDWARD WHETNALL
Lance Corporal 13292 Edward Whetnall 34 years old from Wallasey.
Thursday 19th September 1918, (101 Years this day).
Edward Angus BENNETT
Private 243513 Edward Angus Bennett 20 years old from Crewe.
Thursday 19th September 1918, (101 Years this day).
John BROOMHEAD
Sapper 542309 John Broomhead 32 years old from Macclesfield.
Thursday 19th September 1918, (101 Years this day).
James E UPTON
Private 73975 James E Upton 41 years old from Wallasey.
Sunday 19th September 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 1874 Ernest Camm 19 years old
Sunday 19th September 1915, (104 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant Leslie Eastwood 29 years old from Hoylake
We have 69 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 19th September 1939, (80 Years this day).
Private 4124095 John Pendleton 33 years old
Thursday 19th September 1940, (79 Years this day).
Sergeant 902597 Alexander Lindsay Cameron 23 years old
Thursday 19th September 1940, (79 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 81070 Cyril Preston 24 years old
Saturday 19th September 1942, (77 Years this day).
Chief Petty Officer Albert Edward Davies 40 years old
Saturday 19th September 1942, (77 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 545205 Ronald Frederick Rietiker 26 years old from Wallasey
Sunday 19th September 1943, (76 Years this day).
Flying Officer 134677 Norman John Fletcher 24 years old
Sunday 19th September 1943, (76 Years this day).
Private 4129581 Alan Heath 27 years old
Sunday 19th September 1943, (76 Years this day).
Private 3782484 Bernard Bryan Kavanagh 20 years old
Sunday 19th September 1943, (76 Years this day).
Able Seaman D/JX 289734 John Clifton Watts 34 years old
Sunday 19th September 1943, (76 Years this day).
Sergeant 1532583 Charles Westwood 21 years old
We have 24 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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