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Weaverham War Memorial, Cheshire

WEAVERHAM WAR MEMORIAL CHESHIRE

 

The memorial is in the grounds of St Mary the parish church

 

To our sons who in the Great War 1914-1918

laid down their lives

 

ROYAL NAVY

WHITLEY, Arthur, Able Seaman 222393, H.M.S. Whitley, died 27/10/1918. Son of George and Dora Whitley, of 8, Church View, Weaverham. He is at rest in St Mary’s churchyard, Weaverham.

 

ARMY

DEWHURST, George Charnley Littleton, Lieutenant, 1st Rifle Brigade killed in action 1/7/1916 aged 24. Son of Mrs. Annie M. Jones (formerly Dewhurst), of Aberuchill, Comrie, Perthshire, and the late Littleton Dewhurst. Buried at Serre Road Cemetery, No 2, Somme, France.

 

LONG, Francis Stuart, Lieutenant, 1/5th South Lancashire regiment killed in action 8/9/1916 aged 19. Son of Alice Long of Geranium Cottage, Park Lane, Reigate and the late Francis Long, M.A. His father on the 11/10/1920 applied for his son’s medals and they were set to him in Weaverham. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

TAYLOR, Eric Francis Howard, 2nd Lieutenant, 23rd Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 27/7/1916. His father applied for his medals on the 5/10/1921 and were posted to Middlewood Hall, near Barnsley

 

GANDY, Thomas Moreton (M.M.) Sergeant 20920, 22nd Manchester Regiment died 14th March 1917. He is at rest in Gommecourt Wood New cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas de calais, France

 

FAIRHURST, George A, Sergeant 10320, 11th Cheshire Regiment died 21st October 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France

 

BETTLEY, William. Lance Corporal (memorial has Cpl) 17859, 9th Cheshire Regiment died 7th June 1917 aged 22. He was the son of H and Mary Ellen of 388, High Street, Winsford, Cheshire. He is at rest in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium

 

DROWLEY, Edward Harcourt, Private (Memorial has Corporal) M2/200200, 402nd Mechanical Transport Coy. attached to the Heavy Battery. Canadian Corps, Army Service Corps died 10th November 1917 aged 19. He was the son of Charles E. and Catherine A. Drowley, of Heathfield, Milton, Weaverham, Northwich. Native of Usk, Monmouthshire. He is at rest in Oxford Road, Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium

 

ELSBY, Albert, Private (Memorial has Corporal) 34569, 1/4th King's Shropshire Light Infantry died 20th October 1918 aged 32. He was the son J. T. Elsby, of Green St., Sandbach and husband of H. Burton (formerly Elsby). of 50, Welles St., Sandbach, Cheshire. He is at rest in Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium

 

GERRARD, Arthur Owen Private (Memorial has Corporal) Ply/11034, Royal Marine Light Infantry on

RMR/B/907). H.M.S. "Goliath died on the 13th May 1915 aged 31 The ship was torpedoed and sunk by German-commanded, Turkish torpedo boat. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Ann of Stockton heath, Warrington, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

 

STOCKTON, Joseph, Corporal 52947, 13th Durham Light Infantry died 12th June 1917 aged 26. he was born in Northwich, Cheshire and was the son of Edward and Rebecca Stockton, of Wallasey and husband of Bertha Stockton, of 260, Poulton Rd., Wallasey, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

 

WOODWARD, Harry, Private, (Memorial has Corporal) 1/13111, 10th Cheshire regiment died 21st May 1916 aged 20. He was the son of Samuel and Kate of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Ecoiveres Military Cemetery, Mont-St.Eloi, France

 

ASHLEY, W, Lance Corporal 13918, 10th Cheshire Regiment died 12th July 1916 aged 28.

He was the son of Joseph and Agnes Ashley, of Barnton, Cheshire and husband of Annie Tomlinson (formerly Ashley), of 9, Forest Street, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest at heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France

 

CLARK, John Albert, Lance Corporal 30136, 10th East Yorkshire Regiment, died 28th October 1918. He was born at Barnton near Weaverham, Cheshire and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

 

CROSS, Thomas E, Lance Corporal 13919, 10th Cheshire Regiment died 10th July 1916 aged 20. he was the son of Thomas and Hannah of 12, Moss Street, Weaverham. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

NEWALL, Arthur Sidney, Lance Corporal 22189, 20th Liverpool Regiment died 30th July 1916 aged 25. He was the son of Frederick and Laura of "Lomond" Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

BARNES, Joseph, Bombardier 4656, D Battery, 76 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died 16th October 1916 aged 32. Native of Sandbach, Cheshire and was the son of Samuel and Eliza. He is at rest in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France

 

PERCIVAL, Frank, Bombardier (CWGC) Private 757 158, 19th Canadian Infantry died 13th July 1917 aged 27. He was the son of Albert and Sarah Ann 115, East 23rd Street, Mount Hamilton, Ontario. In 1911 Frank, his parents and siblings were all living at Austin Cottage, Booths Hill, Lymm, Cheshire. On the 23rd February 1913 Frank and his brother left Liverpool bound for St John New Brunswick, Canada , both classed as farmers. I have been unable to find when their parents went to Canada. On the 3rd July 1932 his mother Sarah Ann and his brother, Arthur (Lithographer) arrived at Liverpool on ship Laurentic from Montreal and they gave the address of 18 Sandy Lane, Weaverham, Cheshire. On the 2nd September 1932 his mother, Sarah Ann, left 18, Sandy Lane, Weaverham and returned to Canada, alone, on the same ship. The 23rd June 1926 his brother Arthur (still a Lithographer) and his wife, Ethel, left 44, Lingard Street, Reddish, near Stockport, left Liverpool bound for Canada. It appears that all the family lived in Canada. Native of Cheshire. He is at rest in Chocques Military Cemetery, France

 

GERRARD, John James Rifleman 242484, 1/5th South Lancashire regiment died 31st July 1917 aged 27. He was the son of William and Martha A. Gerrard, of The Village, Cuddington, Northwich and husband of Mary A. Noden (formerly Gerrard), of 273, Station Road, Winsford. Cheshire. he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

 

RODEN, Arthur, Gunner 127576. 199th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery 127576 died 29th December 1917 aged 32. He was the son Fanny Roden, of Sandiway, Cheshire, and the late John Roden and husband of Ada Mary Roden, of St. Edith's Cottages, Kemsing, Sevenoaks. He is at rest in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France

 

BARLOW, Henry Sherlock, Private 77100, Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry died 10th October 1918 aged 42. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Barlow, of Wayside Bungalow, Delemere, Northwich and husband of Mary Badow, of Maddock Lodge, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire

 

BELL, John Thomas , Pte (It may be this person) Lance Corporal 15488, 10th Cheshire Regiment died 24th March 1918. he was born at Lach Dennis, Knutsford, Cheshire and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France

 

BIRTWISTLE, John, Private 16751, Duke of Wellington's died 14th September 1916. He was born at Weaverham, and he is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France

 

BIRTWISTLE William, Private 4045, 1/5th Cheshire Regiment died 3rd October 1916 aged 19. He was the son of James and Rebecca of Ravensclough, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

BUCKLEY, John, Private, killed in action 9th June 1917 aged 19. Son of John and Hannah. Commemorated on his parents memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire

 

BUCKLEY, George Henry, Private 3756 9th Reinforcement 20th Battalion, Australian Infantry killed in action in France on the 5th August 1916. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. He enlisted along with his brother, Arthur on the 29th October 1915 at Casula, New South Wales aged 23 years and 1 month. he gave his father, William of 36, Highfield, Weaverham as his next of kin. His address in New South Wales was c/o Mrs M Rankin, "Balgowie" Oswell Street, Campsie and he was employed as a farm labourer. He embarked Sydney, N.S.W. on ship H.M.A.T. A54 "Runic" on the 20th January 1916 bound for Alexandria. the 26th February 1916 he embarked Alexandria on the same ship "Runic" for Zeitoun arriving the same day and taken on strength of the 20th Battalion at Moascar on the 13th March 1916. He embarked Alexandria bound for France on the 18th March 1916 on H.M.T. "Ingoma" and disembarked at Marseilles on the 24th March 1916. His last payment in the field was on the 7th July 1916. On the 5th August 1916 he was reported wounded in action, later wounded and missing. On the 29th September 1917 in the field an Court of Enquiry was held by the Commanding Officer of the 20th Battalion where is was stated that he was killed in action. No burial.

His brother Arthur, Private 3755 was wounded several times both severely in France, The first was in shot in the back on the 4th August 1916 and was treated in the field and then in England and was later returned to his regiment fit for war service, The last time he was shot in the left are near his elbow fracturing his ulna on the 3rd May 1917, treated in the field and England. He was medical discharged and he returned to New South Wales. He gave his wife Frances E Buckley of 54 Bottenberg Road, Fosse Road Leicester as his next of kin.

 

BURGESS, Arthur Shaw, Private 495575 Labour Corps, formerly Private 13679, 10th Cheshire Regiment died in England on the 2nd November 1918 aged 22. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Burgess, of Maldwyn Cottage, Beach Grove, Chester Road, Hartford. He is at rest in St Mary's Churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire.

 

CHRISTOPHER, Albert Samuel, Private 18980, 13th Cheshire Regiment , died 5th September 1916 aged 27. He was born in the registration district of Northwich Cheshire in 1889 and was the son of Thomas and Ellen, and he was the husband of Ethel nee Bell of School Lane, Sandiway, Cheshire. he is at rest in Bouzincourt Communal cemetery Extension, Somme, France

 

CHRISTOPHER, Frederick James, Private 10781, 8th Cheshire Regiment died 1st September 1915 aged 21. He was the son of Samuel and Annie of Station Road, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire. He is ate rest in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece.

 

CLARKE, Robert , Lance Corporal (Memorial has Private) 13219, 10th Cheshire Regiment died 26th August 1916. He was native of Weaverham and he is at rest in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France

 

DAVIS, Thomas, Private 35085, 1/6th Cheshire Regiment killed in action 20th September 1917. He was born at Standon Worcestershire and enlisted at Northwich, near Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

 

DEAMER, William James, Private 32112, 2nd Manchester Regiment died of wounds 11th July 1916 aged 23. He was the son of William and Annie Elizabeth of 11, Calvert Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France. His army record shows that he was working on at Byn Bank Farm, Sandiway near Weaverham as a horse driver, He enlisted at Northwich Cheshire aged 23, on the 15th November 1915 and was posted to France on the 7th April 1916 ahed died on the 11th July 1916

 

DUTTON, William, Private 32570, 6th Cheshire Regiment died 4th September 1917 aged 29. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Hannah of Acton Bridge, Northwich, Cheshire. He is at rest in Voormezeele Enclosure No1 and No2 Belgium

 

FOWLES, Fred, Private 16750, 8th Duke of Wellington's, formerly 6791 Dragoons, died in Malta on the 1st November 1915. he was born in Weaverham and is at rest in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta

 

GREGORY, Arthur O Private 14767 1st Cheshire regiment died 3rd October 1917 aged 28. He was the son of Allen and Mary of 14, Wilbram Road, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium

 

HOUGH Thomas, Private 31585, 2nd South Lancashire Regiment, formerly 1452 Cheshire Yeomanry killed in action 7th August 1917 aged 24 Born at Acton, Cheshire and was the son of William and Annie. He is at rest in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium. His army record show that he enlisted on the 9th November 1914 and was residing with his parents and sister at Wall Hill Farm, Acton near Northwich. He embarked Southampton on the 20th September 1916 arrived in Rouen the next day and later he joined the 2nd Lancashire Regiment. His sister, Mable Alice Hough received his medals.

 

JOHNSON, Frederick, Private 12271, 1st Cheshire Regiment died 7th May 1915 aged 38. He was the son of Alfred and Annie of 21, Forest Street, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

 

JOHNSON, John W, Private 32623, 9th Cheshire regiment died 30th May 1918 aged 24. he was the son of A and Mary Ann of 1, Moss Street, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France

 

KETTLE, James, Private 18371, 10th Cheshire Regiment died 17th February 1917 aged 29. he was the son of Joseph Kettle of 35, Station Rd., Northwich and husband of Elizabeth Dodd (formerly Kettle), of 4, Chapel Lane, Moulton, Northwich. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium

 

KYFFIN, Charles Llewellyn, Private 202533, 15th Royal Welsh Fusiliers died 27th July 1917 aged 39. He was the husband of Sarah Ellen of Dutton Docks, Acton Bridge, Northwich, Cheshire. He is at rest in Caesar's Nose, Welsh Cemetery, Belgium

 

LEADBEATER, Harry Chesworth, Private 132013, 36, Machine Gun Corps. Native of Barnton, Cheshire, died 25th October 1918 aged 19. He was the son of Thomas C and Emma H of Beach Road, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Belgium

 

LIGHTFOOT, Thomas, Private 41877, A Coy 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died 16th August 1917 aged 19. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Lightfoot of Acton Bridge, Northwich, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium.

 

MARRIOTT, Thomas, Private 2887, 2nd Manchester Regiment, killed in action on the 17th July 1917. He was the son of Emma and Agnes of 2, Forest Street, Weaverham . His brother Private 45802 William George joined the Cheshire Regiment and was demobilised in 1920. Thomas is at rest in Nieupoort Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

 

MOTTERSHEAD, Harold, Private 2570, 1st Cheshire Regiment died 5th September 1916 aged 28. He was the son John and Hannah Mottershead, of 31, Spyan Street, Fleawood and husband of Lily Mottershead, of 2, Church Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire. he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

NIELD, John, Private 18949, 12th Cheshire Regiment died 18th September 1918. Born at Weaverham and he is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece

 

POWELL, John William , Private 4153, 5th Cheshire Regiment died 2nd October 1916 aged 28.

Native of Weaverham, Northwich and was the husband of Sarah Ann Powell, of "The Thorns," Macclesfield Rd., Buxton. He is at rest in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France

 

POWELL, John Alick, Private (Drummer)13145, 1st Cheshire Regiment died of wounds on the 14th April 1917. he is at rest in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. 1911 census shows John Arthur born in 1896 living with his parents John Thomas and Louisa nee Shallcross at Church Street, Weaverham. He was employed as a Glue Packer. His army records shows that he joined up on the 1st September 1914 aged 19 years and 10 months as Alick Powell and he was living with his parents and siblings at 4, Woodward Street, Weaverham and he was then employed as a labourer. Some of his record names him as John A Powell. On the 14th April 1917 he was shot in the neck and hands and he died of his wounds on the same day at No18 Casualty Clearing Station.

 

PRICE, Thomas Ernest, Private 352558, 2/9th Manchester regiment died 9th October 1917. Native of Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

 

RAMSDEN, Ralph, Private 22227, No1 Coy 20th Service Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment died 30th July 1916. Born at Hartford near Weaverham, Cheshire and he is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France. His army record shows that he joined up at the age of 21 and he was living with his wife, Francis Annie at Daleford Lane, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire and his parents, Ralph and Fanny were living at Coalyard Cottage, Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire. He was in France for the 7th November 1915 to his death.

 

REDFORD, Robert , Private 316012, 16th Cheshire regiment attached to to 12th Entrenching Battalion died 23rd March 1918 aged 19. He was the son of Robert and Margaret of Church Street, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

 

ROBINSON, Arnold, Private, killed in action 1st July 1916 aged 26. Commemorated on his parents George and Alice, memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire

 

SHALLCROSS, Joseph, Private 15151, 10th Cheshire Regiment killed in action 21st May 1916 aged 22. He was the son of Joseph and Kitty Shallcross of 6, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St.Eloi, France

 

SPRUCE, John William Stanley, Private, Private 12268, 2nd Cheshire Regiment died 28th April 1915. He was the husband of Mrs Fanny Wilson, formerly Spruce of 5, Forest Street, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in St Jan Communal Cemetery, Kortrijk, Belgium

 

TONKINSON, Edward , Private 32569, 9th Cheshire Regiment died 14th November 1916 aged 33. he was the son of Edward and Margaret of The Hawthorns, Cuddington, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

VERNON, Levi, Lance Corporal (Memorial has Private)17735, 8th Cheshire regiment died 20th October 1915 aged 45. he was the son of Betsy and husband of Mary Elizabeth of 49, Wallerscote. Weaverham, Cheshire. he is at rest in St Mary's Churchyardm Weaverham, Cheshire

 

VOINAS, Samuel Thomas, Lance Corporal (Memorial has Pte) 3185, A Coy 1/6th West Yorkshire Regiment died 12th July 1916 aged 28. He was the son of William and Sarah Voinus, of Wilner House, Beach Road, Weaverham, Cheshire and husband of Agnes Alice Voinus, of 15, Moorside, Baildon, Shipley, Yorks. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

 

WAKEFIELD, Dennis, Private 24603, 13th Cheshire regiment killed in action15th May 1916 aged 21. He was the son of Alfred and Annie of Cuddington, Northwich, He was born at Weaverham and is at rest in Ecoivres Military Cemetery Mont-St. Eloi, France

 

WAKEFIELD, George , Private 11743, 9th Cheshire Regiment died 20th November 1916 aged 24. He was the son of Frank Margaret Ann . He is at rest in St John's Churchyard, Sandbach Heath, Cheshire

 

WATERMAN, James A, Private M2/194883, 6th Mobile Ammunition Col. Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps died 26th November 1918 aged 30. He was the son of Henry and Sarah and husband of Louisa of 38, Grange Road, Weaverham. He is at rest in Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord France

 

WATERMAN, William, Private (It may be this person Private 25181, 2nd Cheshire Regiment died 27th August 1916. He is at rest Lembet Road, Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece. (Birkenhead, Ches., apart from the regiment that is the only connection I can find for Cheshire)

 

WHALLEY, John William, Private S/17538, B Coy, 8th Cheshire Regiment died 2nd July 1916 aged 30. He was the son of George and Mary J of Weaverham and husband of Mary who had died prior to his death. He is at rest in the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

 

WILKINSON, Harry, Private, fell in action in France 14th October 1918 aged 24. Son of William and Martha Ann. Commemorated on his parents memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard

 

WILKINSON, Percy Chadwick, Private 18222, 1st Cheshire Regiment He died on the 27th July 1916 aged 24. and was the son of John and Emma of Burleydam, Whitchurch, Salop. he was born at Weaverham and he is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France

 

YOXALL, Thomas, Private 15131, 10th Cheshire Regiment, killed in action 20th May 1916. Born at Weaverham and enlisted at Northwich, Cheshire on the 5th September 1915 aged 21yrs and 11 months. He was living with his parents, James and Ellen ant 3, Church Lane, Weaverham. he was in France from the 26th September 1915 to his death. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France

 

YOXALL, William Thomas, Private 17855, 9th Cheshire Regiment killed in action 12th April 1918 aged 24. he was the son of Mr and Mrs William Yoxall of 30, High Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire. He is at rest in Le Grand Beaumont British cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord France

 

MERCANTILE MARINE

SHALLCROSS, Arthur, Chief Cook, Mercantile Marine on ship S.S. "Reventazon" (Manchester) died at sea on the 5th October 1918 aged 28. He was the son of Frederick Shallcross, of Acton Bridge Station, Northwich, Cheshire, and the late Annie Shallcross. Born at Winsford, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill memorial, London

  

1939-1945

 

ASHBROOKE, George, Corporal 4125604, 5th Cheshire Regiment died 17th June 1942 aged 29. He was the son of Annie Ashbrooke, and stepson of Harry Broadhurst, of Weaverham; husband of Hilda Ashbrooke, of Northwich. He is at rest in St Mary's Churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire

 

ASHLEY, Jack , Private (Memorial has Lance Corporal L.Pl Scots), 2934389 1st Gordon Highlanders, London Scottish, died 9th April 1945 aged 30. he was the son of W and Annie of Weaverham-cum-Milton, Cheshire. He is at rest in Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy

 

ASHTON, Edward, Ordinary Seaman D/JX565396 Royal Navy on H.M.S. Patroller died 26th December 1943 aged 18. He was the son of Edward Goulding and Emily of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Springvale war Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

BEECH, John Reginald, Sapper 1909231, 10th Railway Construction and Operating Company, Royal Engineers died 20th September 1941 aged 23. he was the son of John W and Ellen of newport, Shropshire. He is at rest in Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea

 

BLACKHAM, Ronald George, 2663105 Coldstream Guards died 25th September 1943 aged 22. He was the son of Mr and Mrs G Blackham of Owley Wood, Cheshire and is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial, Italy.

 

BROUGH, Geoffrey Neville, Ordinary Seaman , Merchant Navy of ship S.S. Brackenfield (Liverpool) died at sea on the 10th June 1944 aged 22. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill memorial, London

 

BURGESS, Samuel, Sergeant 951888, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force (VR) who died 1st November 1941 aged 23. He was the son of Samuel and Ada Annie of Weaverham. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey

 

DOBELL, Basil James, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve on H.M.S. Galatea died at sea on the 15th December 1941 aged 22. He commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

 

ELSON, Jack Dale, Private T/4920250, 247 Motor Boat Coy, Royal Army Service Corps died 3rd July 1945 aged 30. He was the son of William Henry and Mary Ellen of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey

 

GREATBANKS, Reginald, Able seaman D/JX306054 Royal Navy on H.M.S. Hardy died at sea on the 30th Janaury 1944 aged 21. he was the son of Mr and Mrs F Greatbanks of Owley Wood, Northwich, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

 

GROVES, Edward, Gunner 1121155, 158th Field Regiment Royal Artillery died 1st July 1942 aged 27. he was the son of Harry and Alice and husband of Marie of Longfrod, Warrington, Lancashire. He is at rest in Delhi War cemetery, India

 

REDFERN, James Gordon, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force (VR) died 2nd December 1943. He is commemorated on the Runnymede memorial, Surrey

 

HOLLAND, George, Donkeyman, Merchant Navy on S.S.Ramsay (London) died at sea on the 9th June 1942. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London

 

JANION, John William, Able Seaman D/JX154078 Royal Navy on H.M.S. Glorious died at sea on the 8th June 1940 aged 19. He was the son of Leslie Pool Janion and Edith Maud of Northwich, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

 

LAMB, J, Royal Artillery (There are several J Lamb Royal Artillery, listed with the CWGC but none of them appear to be connected the Weaverham and surrounds

 

LIGHTFOOT, Douglas, Bombardier 959951, 24th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died 26th January 1944 aged 26. He was the son of John and Annie Lightfoot and husband of Muriel Lightfoot. His brother George Thomas Lightfoot, also died on service. He is at rest in Anzio War Cemetery, Italy

 

REDMAN, Thomas, Staff Sergeant, Royal Engineers, died 14th May 1945 aged 28. Interred at Ohlsdorf Germany

 

ROBERTS, George, Private 14410099 King’s Regiment (Liverpool) died 10th June 1944 aged 19. He was the son of Mr and Mrs W Roberts of Weaverham, Cheshire. he is at rest in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma

 

SAVAGE, Alfred Edward, Craftsman 7639306, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers died 21st November 1945 aged 34. He is at rest in Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

 

SHALLCROSS, Joseph William (Memorial has W J), Private 7595331,Royal Army Ordnance Corps died 20th May 1940 aged 19. He is at rest in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France

 

TAYLOR, George Stringer, Flight Lieutenant, Royal Newzealand Air Force died 9th February 1943 aged 24. Husband of Betty of Weaverham. Buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham

 

TURNER, W, Royal Navy (There are several W Turner and varients Royal Navy, listed with the CWGC, none of which indicate and connection with weaversham and surrounds.

 

WILSON, John Henry Langley, Flight Sergeant, Pilot 1042354 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, son of John Henry Langley Wilson. Buried in the same grave has his father in St Mary’s churchyard, Weaverham

 

All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions errors may occur. Should this be the case, if new information can be verified please supply it to the author and corrections will then be made.

 

This memorial has been compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Also from Ancestry.co.uk

 

Not on the memorial

 

ASHBROOKE, Samuel, Sapper 79162, 185th Coy, Royal Engineers died 13th February 1919 aged 45. He was the so of George and Ellen Ashbrooke, of Cheshire and husband of Annie Broadhurst (formerly Ashbrooke), of 3, West Road, Weaverham. He is at rest in St Mary's churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire

  

BUNN, Charles James William, private 2257, 1st Manchester Regiment died 8th March 1916 aged 24. He was the husband of Minnie Barber (formerly Bunn), of 14, Heath Rd., Owley Wood, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq

 

CARPENDALE, Henry Ernest, Sergeant 5046398, 2nd North Staffordshire regiment died 23rd April 1943 aged 29. He was the son of Arthur Bernard and Eva Carpendale and husband of Edna Carpendale, of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia

 

CLARKE, George William Ernest, private 577331, 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment died 18th January 1942 aged 24. He was the son of William and Jenney and husband of Edith Annie of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore

 

COOPER, William Warren, Corporal 842772, 949 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) died 15th January 1943. He was the son of William and Beatrice Maud Mary Cooper, of Streatham Hill, London and husband of Doris Millicent Cooper, of Weaverham, Cheshire. he is at rest in Streatham Park Cemetery, Surrey

 

DIXON, George, Civilian, Died at Canada Dock, Liverpool on the 21st December 1940 aged 33. He was the son of Martha Dixon, of 18 Emmet Street, Barnton, Northwich, Cheshire; husband of Lizzie Dixon, of 5 Morris Drive, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Liverpool Cemetery.

 

HEALD C W Corporal 16707, Royal Engineers died 5th January 1921 aged 36. He was the son of Alfred and Agnes and was the husband of Edith May who died in 1976. He is at rest in St Mary's churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire

 

HIGNETT, Kenneth Kinsey, Pilot Officer, Bomb Aimer 171454, Royal Air Force, 427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force died 26th February 1944 aged 31. He was the son of John Percy and Sarah of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany

 

HOUGH, Annie (Civilian) Died 23rd December 1940 at 91 Oakfield Road. She was the daughter of Mrs Shaw of Church Cottages, Weaverham and husband of Ernest. She is at rest in Altrincham Cemetery, Cheshire

 

LEADBEATER, Henry Chesworth, Private 132013, 36th Machine Gune Corps (Infantry) died 25th October 1918 aged 19. he was the son of Thomas C and Emma H of Beach Road, Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen Belgium

 

LEATHER, Robert, Volunteer (Home Guard) 12th Cheshire (Northwich) died 26th December 1941. He was the son of Peter and Lucy and husband of Winifred of Weaverham. He is at rest in St Mary's churchyard, Weaverham, Cheshire

 

LIGHTFOOT, George Thomas, Sergeant 7596677, 906 Local Warning Radar Workshop, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers died 17th May 1945 aged 39. He was the son of John and Annie Lightfoot; husband of Edna Heath Lightfoot, of South Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire. His brother Douglas also died on service. He is at rest in Bergen-Op-Zoom War cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. His brother in commemorated on this memorial.

 

McKENZIE, Edward, Lance Corporal 3600810, 5th Seaforth Highlanders died 11th June 1944 aged 25. He was the son of Joseph and Edith McKenzie and husband of Kathleen McKenzie, of Weaverham-cum-Milton, Cheshire. He is at rest in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, France.

 

TUDOR, Beatrice May, Civilian, died at 1, Moorfield Street, Withington on the 1st October 1940 aged 49. She lived at 8 Brown Street, Withington. Daughter of William and Martha Vernon, of 17 Church Street, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire; wife of John Tudor. She is at rest in Manchester Cemetery

 

WAKEFIELD, Peter, Private 17379, 1st East Lancashire Regiment died 25th June 1918 aged 37. He was the son of Peter and Mary Ann Wakefield, of Moulton, Northwich and husband of Elizabeth Gandy (formerly Wakefield), of 37, Barrymore Road, Owley Wood, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire.

He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

 

LLOYD, William James, Ordinary Seaman P/JX 231857, Royal Navy on H.M.S. Victory died 3rd May 1941 aged 23. He was the son of William Morton Lloyd and Elizabeth Lloyd, of Litherland, Liverpool and husband of Bessie May Lloyd, of Weaverham, Cheshire. He is at rest in Bootle Cemetery, Lancashire

     

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