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.

The Cheshire County Memorial Project WW1 Battlefield Tour 2019

In conjunction with Leger Holidays

The Cheshire Project is organizing a tour in October 2019, we will be visiting the battlefields of the Somme, Arras, Passchendaele & Vimy Ridge and more.

We will be attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial, where two tour guests will be taking part in the ceremony which is held every night at 8pm.

To find out more about the tour please visit the WW1 Battlefield Tour page.


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

  • 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
  • Joseph Jones from Farndon . view
  • Lewis Martyn from Farndon . view
  • Godfrey F Owen from Farndon . view
  • Arthur Parker from Farndon . view
  • Samuel Pugh from Farndon . view
  • John Shaw from Farndon . view
  • Joseph James Stretton from Farndon . view
  • Reginald Thelwall from Farndon . view
  • Charles Norman Williamson 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 70 of Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started more....
  • 8 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1915, 104 years ago. Day 26 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....
  • 16 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 90 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....
  • 10 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1918, 101 years ago. Day 61 of Germany broke through on the Somme (Kaiserschlacht) more....

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

Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
George MUNT
Private 9148 George Munt 24 years old from Birkenhead.
Saturday 20th May 1916, (103 Years this day).
Henry JACKS
Private 13910 Henry Jacks 32 years old from Marston.
Saturday 20th May 1916, (103 Years this day).
Henry E. BEACALL
Private 3/12571 Henry E. Beacall from Crewe.
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Captain Joseph Albert Pass 34 years old
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Rifleman 2856 Joseph Nadin 40 years old from Dukinfield
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 1140 Arthur Henry Ellacott 21 years old from Stockport
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Sapper 6429 William Mcgiff from Stalybridge
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 167 Cecil Charles Alexander Ratcliff-gaylard 25 years old from Birkenhead
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private PLY/16301 Allan Eustace Magee 20 years old from Stockport
Thursday 20th May 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 1330 William Minnis from Birkenhead
We have 38 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 20th May 1940, (79 Years this day).
Signalman 2339979 Herbert Kenneth Baldwin 24 years old
Monday 20th May 1940, (79 Years this day).
Private 4127412 Samuel Clews 21 years old
Monday 20th May 1940, (79 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2183007 Clifford George Humphrey 24 years old
Monday 20th May 1940, (79 Years this day).
Private 4128682 George Batty Shaw 22 years old
Tuesday 20th May 1941, (78 Years this day).
Third Radio Officer Eric Bird 20 years old
Tuesday 20th May 1941, (78 Years this day).
Able Seaman Thomas Francis Hayden 40 years old
Tuesday 20th May 1941, (78 Years this day).
First Radio Officer Victor Dougald Mcdougall 40 years old
Tuesday 20th May 1941, (78 Years this day).
Able Seaman William Thomas Murphy 30 years old
Tuesday 20th May 1941, (78 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant 156331 Wilfred Greenfield Young 23 years old
Wednesday 20th May 1942, (77 Years this day).
Leading Airman FAA/JX. 259395 William Howard Hetherington 24 years old
We have 14 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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