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

  • Harold Bingham from Macclesfield . view
  • John James Booth from Macclesfield . view
  • Henry Chadwick from Macclesfield . view
  • Frank Clarke from Macclesfield . view
  • James Henry Moores from Macclesfield . view
  • George Wardle from Macclesfield . view
  • George David Want from Stockport . view
  • Edwin Slack from Macclesfield . view
  • Sydney Craig from Stockport . view
  • Arthur Chester Yates from Stockport . view
  • Percy Bousfield from Ellesmere Port . view
  • Thomas Sephton . view
  • William Collette from Stockport . view
  • Willie Ashness from Macclesfield . view
  • John Barker from Stockport . view
  • John Briggs from Stockport . view
  • George Alfred Carter from Macclesfield . view
  • Albert Edward Fawkner from Macclesfield . view
  • Frederick Fawkner from Macclesfield . view
  • Leonard Comer Wall from West Kirby . view
  • Samuel Jones . view
  • Harold Goddard from Macclesfield . view
  • Harry Bromley Bailey from Stockport . view
  • Edward Albert Holliday from Stockport . view
  • George Edward Holliday from Stockport . view
  • Frank Pailthorpe from Hyde . view
  • Jack Scott Cox from Upton nr Chester area . view
  • Percy William Ashley from Runcorn . view
  • 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

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 10 of Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started more....
  • 4 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1915, 104 years ago. Day 86 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....
  • 30 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 150 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....
  • 30 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 46 of Start of the Brusilov Offensive more....
  • 30 Soldiers listed in the roll lost their lives on this day in 1916, 103 years ago. Day 19 of Battle of the Somme more....

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

Wednesday 19th July 1916, (103 Years this day).
THOMAS DAVENPORT
Lance Corporal 14917 Thomas Davenport 22 years old from Northwich Dane Bridge.
Wednesday 19th July 1916, (103 Years this day).
John Edgar BARNES
Sapper 41454 John Edgar Barnes 27 years old from Crewe.
Thursday 19th July 1917, (102 Years this day).
ARTHUR BIRKET CROMAN
Private 52295 Arthur Birket Croman 26 years old from Wallasey.
Thursday 19th July 1917, (102 Years this day).
John FOX
Private 42042 John Fox 2 years old from Hyde.
Thursday 19th July 1917, (102 Years this day).
Charles Robert Hadfield ORFORD
Second Lieutenant Charles Robert Hadfield Orford 20 years old from High Lane.
Monday 19th July 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 1757 James Donovan 30 years old from Birkenhead
Monday 19th July 1915, (104 Years this day).
Lieutenant Cecil De Burgh Gordon Persse from Ashton
Monday 19th July 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 2355 Owen Prandle from Ashton
Monday 19th July 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 19180 Percy Sager 27 years old from Cheadle
Wednesday 19th July 1916, (103 Years this day).
Second Lieutenant Ceredig Ellis 34 years old
We have 62 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Saturday 19th July 1941, (78 Years this day).
First Radio Officer Joseph James Ray Roberts 44 years old
Sunday 19th July 1942, (77 Years this day).
Bombardier 872477 John Reuben Rimmer 28 years old
Monday 19th July 1943, (76 Years this day).
Captain 72199 Arthur Geoffrey Dodd 31 years old
Monday 19th July 1943, (76 Years this day).
Leading Aircraftman 1093404 James Hadfield Pass 37 years old
Wednesday 19th July 1944, (75 Years this day).
Gunner 1106890 Sidney Arthur Blackburn 27 years old
Wednesday 19th July 1944, (75 Years this day).
Fusilier 14417561 Ronald Warren Doel 19 years old
Wednesday 19th July 1944, (75 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1452134 John Hague 22 years old
Wednesday 19th July 1944, (75 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 778926 John Cheshire Harrold 21 years old
Wednesday 19th July 1944, (75 Years this day).
Lieutenant 240871 Christopher Vernon Moreton 22 years old
Wednesday 19th July 1944, (75 Years this day).
Private 2934759 Francis James Oates 24 years old
We have 16 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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