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

  • 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
  • James Weaver from Farndon . view
  • Harry Ince from Farndon . view
  • John Gauterin from Farndon . view
  • Thomas W Edge from Farndon . view
  • William Edge from Farndon . view
  • Albert Ince from Farndon . view
  • John William Hassall from Congleton . view
  • Arthur Hassall from Congleton . view
  • Peter Henry from Congleton . 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 19th April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Frank SIDEBOTTOM
Private 12263 Frank Sidebottom 24 years old from Stalybridge.
Wednesday 19th April 1916, (103 Years this day).
William Edward PALIN
Private 17655 William Edward Palin 21 years old from Crewe.
Thursday 19th April 1917, (102 Years this day).
WILLIAM DAVIDSON
Private 203622 William Davidson 27 years old from Salt Union Works.
Thursday 19th April 1917, (102 Years this day).
James McGregor HARPER
Gunner 112240 James Mcgregor Harper 42 years old from Stockport.
Friday 19th April 1918, (101 Years this day).
Walter CAVANAGH
Private 40237 Walter Cavanagh 26 years old from Runcorn.
Monday 19th April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Rifleman 2617 Herbert Dutton Phillips 34 years old
Monday 19th April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Sapper 82783 Robert Clifford 23 years old from Cheadle
Wednesday 19th April 1916, (103 Years this day).
Driver T4/174109 Maurice Humphreys 38 years old
Wednesday 19th April 1916, (103 Years this day).
Sergeant 17137 William Frederick Kean 25 years old
Wednesday 19th April 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 19967 Benjamin Davis 24 years old
We have 43 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Sunday 19th April 1942, (77 Years this day).
Private 4123584 Henry Livingstone 32 years old
Wednesday 19th April 1944, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 531334 Leslie John Edward Lysaght 29 years old from Wallasey
Wednesday 19th April 1944, (75 Years this day).
Corporal 534111 William Swinburne 44 years old
Wednesday 19th April 1944, (75 Years this day).
Sergeant 1890807 Peter Woollam 19 years old
Thursday 19th April 1945, (74 Years this day).
Flying Officer 419752 Peter Douglas Allan 22 years old
Thursday 19th April 1945, (74 Years this day).
Bombardier 3778137 Charles Babbs 29 years old
Thursday 19th April 1945, (74 Years this day).
Lance Serjeant 2702146 Francis Charles Green 19 years old
Thursday 19th April 1945, (74 Years this day).
Private 11253000 Robert (bob) Scarisbrick 23 years old
Thursday 19th April 1945, (74 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1522475 Ronald Derek Speak 24 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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