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

  • William Shatwell from Bollington . view
  • George Hall from Stockport . view
  • Arnold Willerton from Stalybridge . view
  • Oswald Gee . view
  • Frank Swindells from Congleton . view
  • 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 Bagnall 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

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 ProjectOn This Day 103 Years Ago.
Day 1 of Start of the Battle of Verdun more....

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

Sunday 21st February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Lance Serjeant 8706 Harry Ray Vickers 27 years old from Shavington
Sunday 21st February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 7215 Thomas Edward Brittain 35 years old from Crewe
Sunday 21st February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 12262 Luke Chapman from Dukinfield
Sunday 21st February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 5109 John Gibbons 34 years old from Alderley Edge
Sunday 21st February 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 11554 Richard Hamlett from Winsford
Monday 21st February 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 19898 Malcolm Graham Ramsden 29 years old from Hartford
Monday 21st February 1916, (103 Years this day).
Private 12953 Reginald Bowyer 19 years old from Northwich
Wednesday 21st February 1917, (102 Years this day).
Driver 66740 Levi Taylor 24 years old
Wednesday 21st February 1917, (102 Years this day).
Sapper 137091 Joseph Charles Alexander Unsworth 31 years old
Wednesday 21st February 1917, (102 Years this day).
Fireman George Cruice from Birkenhead
We have 22 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 21st February 1941, (78 Years this day).
Ordinary Signalman D/JX 201106 Kenneth Pearn 20 years old
Saturday 21st February 1942, (77 Years this day).
Gunner 1809101 Thomas Royle 30 years old
Sunday 21st February 1943, (76 Years this day).
Gunner 1709678 Clement Cook 32 years old
Monday 21st February 1944, (75 Years this day).
Private 4124640 James Alfred Clarke 28 years old
Monday 21st February 1944, (75 Years this day).
Flying Officer 150487 Brian Hill 21 years old
Monday 21st February 1944, (75 Years this day).
Serjeant 4538523 Robert Stewart Scott 20 years old
Monday 21st February 1944, (75 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 2722604 William Walsh 28 years old
Wednesday 21st February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Flight Sergeant 1684954 Derek Jones Bates 23 years old from Hale
Wednesday 21st February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Sergeant 1672038 Arthur Thomas Dixon 23 years old
Wednesday 21st February 1945, (74 Years this day).
Trooper 3713071 William George Fulton 26 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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