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

  • 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 Bagnell 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
  • George Davies from Davenham . view
  • George Boden from Northwich . view
  • Edward Boden from Northwich . view
  • James Levi French from Runcorn . view
  • John James Greenhough from Pott Shrigley . 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.

Monday 24th January 1916, (103 Years this day).
Robert Theodore Manners DOWNIE
Lieutenant Robert Theodore Manners Downie 25 years old from Knutsford.
Monday 24th January 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 15903 Leonard A Dyall from Birkenhead
Wednesday 24th January 1917, (102 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 27453 Harry Harwood 29 years old from Stalybridge
Wednesday 24th January 1917, (102 Years this day).
Corporal 498235 William Cunniffe 30 years old
Wednesday 24th January 1917, (102 Years this day).
Private 51977 George Wordsworth Allen 27 years old from West Kirby
Thursday 24th January 1918, (101 Years this day).
Private 50218 Harry (ronnie) Higgins 20 years old from Bramhall
Thursday 24th January 1918, (101 Years this day).
Private 14400 James Hammond
Thursday 24th January 1918, (101 Years this day).
Lance Corporal TR/63410 William Henry Overington 18 years old from Wallasey
Friday 24th January 1919, (100 Years this day).
Company Quartermaster Serjeant WR/313586 George Rogers 29 years old
Friday 24th January 1919, (100 Years this day).
Private 1199 T Barlow 24 years old
We have 11 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Friday 24th January 1941, (78 Years this day).
Sergeant 969800 James Edgar Hogg 22 years old
Saturday 24th January 1942, (77 Years this day).
Sub-Lieutenant (A) Ronald Elsby Shipman 22 years old
Monday 24th January 1944, (75 Years this day).
Guardsman 69671 Thomas Twitty 21 years old
Wednesday 24th January 1945, (74 Years this day).
Trooper 14290324 John Francis Hargreaves 21 years old
Wednesday 24th January 1945, (74 Years this day).
Captain Arthur Martin 34 years old
Wednesday 24th January 1945, (74 Years this day).
Gunner 14267925 Eric Wainwright 21 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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