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

  • 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
  • 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

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 104 Years Ago.
Day 3 of Allied troops landed in Gallipoli more....

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

Monday 23rd April 1917, (102 Years this day).
ARTHUR TYLSTON GREG
Captain Arthur Tylston Greg 22 years old from Styal.
Monday 23rd April 1917, (102 Years this day).
FREDERICK ALAN RANKIN
Second Lieutenant Frederick Alan Rankin 20 years old from Wallasey.
Monday 23rd April 1917, (102 Years this day).
James Turner GREEST
Bombardier 5060 James Turner Greest from Runcorn.
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Sergeant 5312 John Nield 33 years old
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Captain Edwin Scott Bamford 29 years old
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 9409 Duncan C. Mcclymont 30 years old
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 9704 Charles Henry Walker 30 years old from Bickerton
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Captain Kenrick Talbot Woodmass 36 years old
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 24895 Clement Oswald Yates 23 years old from Birkenhead
Friday 23rd April 1915, (104 Years this day).
Private 10060 John Burns from Stockport
We have 77 listed from Cheshire who fell on this day. View All..

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

Wednesday 23rd April 1941, (78 Years this day).
Seaman LT/X18411A Edward Hempkins 24 years old
Wednesday 23rd April 1941, (78 Years this day).
Warrant Officer Class II 7592422 Ernest Smith 32 years old
Wednesday 23rd April 1941, (78 Years this day).
Petty Officer Stoker D/K4263 Frederick Williams 49 years old
Thursday 23rd April 1942, (77 Years this day).
Corporal 1357361 Arthur Dale 31 years old
Friday 23rd April 1943, (76 Years this day).
Private 14202928 Cecil Barker 20 years old
Friday 23rd April 1943, (76 Years this day).
Serjeant 5046398 Henry Ernest Carpendale 29 years old
Friday 23rd April 1943, (76 Years this day).
Lance Corporal 3604895 Norman Jellicoe 21 years old
Friday 23rd April 1943, (76 Years this day).
Driver 2137646 Joseph John Morgan 37 years old
Friday 23rd April 1943, (76 Years this day).
Private 5057773 Alan Partington 20 years old
Friday 23rd April 1943, (76 Years this day).
Gunner 3603751 Clifford Peel 23 years old
We have 23 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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