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

  • Alfred Ernest Kirkland from Macclesfield . view
  • Thomas Brown from Macclesfield . view
  • Edward Mcgowan from Macclesfield . view
  • Alfred Hilditch from Macclesfield . view
  • Arthur Wood from Macclesfield . view
  • Ralph Yarwood from Macclesfield . view
  • Arthur Mottram from Macclesfield . view
  • James Slack from Macclesfield . view
  • Walter Cox from Macclesfield . view
  • George Sharpley from Macclesfield . view
  • John Edward Jones from Macclesfield . view
  • George Victor Jones from Macclesfield . view
  • George Brodie Haywood from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Holt from Macclesfield . view
  • James Moore from Macclesfield . view
  • Alfred James Redfern from Bramhall . view
  • Harry Bull from Macclesfield . view
  • John Thomas Cleaver from Macclesfield . view
  • John Henry Green from Macclesfield . view
  • Thomas Latham from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Wood from Rainow . view
  • George Hingston from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Cundiff from Sutton . view
  • Frank Shepherd from Macclesfield . view
  • Henry Edward Whitney from Macclesfield . view
  • Fred Bradley from Macclesfield . view
  • Percy Taylor from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Brocklehurst from Macclesfield . view
  • James Albinson from Macclesfield . view
  • John Fitchett from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Nield from Macclesfield . view
  • Frederick Vernon from Bollington . view
  • George Wardle from Henbury . view
  • William Harold Thornley from Macclesfield . view
  • William West from Henbury . view
  • Alfred Bailey 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
  • 9 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1914, 105 years ago. Day 30 of Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started more....
  • 9 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1914, 105 years ago. Day 1 of Battle of Tannenberg more....
  • 4 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1915, 104 years ago. Day 124 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....
  • 13 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 188 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....
  • 13 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 84 of Start of the Brusilov Offensive more....
  • 13 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 57 of Battle of the Somme more....
  • 9 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1917, 102 years ago. Day 27 of The Third Battle at Ypres (Passchendaele) starts more....

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

Wednesday 26th August 1914, (105 Years this day).
Robert Yardley SIDEBOTTOM
Captain Robert Yardley Sidebottom 33 years old from Knutsford.
Saturday 26th August 1916, (103 Years this day).
William BELLIS
Lance Corporal 22603 William Bellis 23 years old from Wallasey.
Saturday 26th August 1916, (103 Years this day).
Harry CUNDIFF
Private 34678 Harry Cundiff 22 years old from Sutton.
Saturday 26th August 1916, (103 Years this day).
James WILDAY
Acting Corporal W/647 James Wilday from Ellesmere Port.
Monday 26th August 1918, (101 Years this day).
FRANK PAILTHORPE
Private 57986 Frank Pailthorpe 19 years old from Hyde.
Monday 26th August 1918, (101 Years this day).
Thomas TWEEDALE
Private 77645 Thomas Tweedale 21 years old from Hyde.
Wednesday 26th August 1914, (105 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 7311 William Barlow 32 years old
Wednesday 26th August 1914, (105 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2351 Frederick Lee 19 years old from Cheadle
Wednesday 26th August 1914, (105 Years this day).
Corporal 9993 James W. Roberts 20 years old from Stalybridge
Wednesday 26th August 1914, (105 Years this day).
Private 6494 James Street 35 years old from Stockport
We have 49 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Monday 26th August 1940, (79 Years this day).
Sergeant 751198 William John Cheshire Corker 28 years old
Monday 26th August 1940, (79 Years this day).
Sergeant 967872 Walter Maxwell 23 years old
Tuesday 26th August 1941, (78 Years this day).
Leading Aircraftman 1119616 Max Haslehurst Chiverton 30 years old
Tuesday 26th August 1941, (78 Years this day).
Able Seaman D/MD/X 3031 William Frederick Merrick 33 years old
Tuesday 26th August 1941, (78 Years this day).
Pilot Officer 66604 Eric Wilfred Swarsbrick 26 years old
Saturday 26th August 1944, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 2091389 John Richard Arthur 24 years old
Saturday 26th August 1944, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 4196187 Ronald Evans 26 years old
Saturday 26th August 1944, (75 Years this day).
Corporal A/22196 John Jacob Hooper
Saturday 26th August 1944, (75 Years this day).
Fusilier 4204474 Harry Joinson 31 years old
Saturday 26th August 1944, (75 Years this day).
Lieutenant (A) Jack Lovell Newman 30 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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