"Lest we Forget"



This is an ongoing project and will continue to be up-dated

Kate Booth has been collecting names from all the War Memorials in Tameside for a number of years now and they are now compiled into a global list. They have been gathered from various sources and some have much more information about the casualties researched by various people over the years. Kate has photographs of most of these memorials and should be able to send out to anyone interested. Click to download the full index – 81 pages long

Carl Rogerson's Cheshire War Memorials database - including photos and names: www.carlscam.com

Hyde War Memorial trust 710 names and histories recorded here: hwmt.org  contacts are Lauren Gradwell and Carl Rogerson for the website design

Millbrook Missing Rolls of Honour: Kate's list, my archaic technology:   tamesidefamilyhistory.co.uk/millbrook.htm needs up-dating: kathrynabooth@aol.com

Missing from the Stalybridge War Memorial - Kate's list that I created online in 2004:  tamesidefamilyhistory.co.uk/stalybridgedead.htm needs some proof reading. You can contact Kate for any men on the Stalybridge War Memorial: kathrynabooth@aol.com

Frank Harrop has also done copious amounts of research about the men from Stalybridge. The results of his research have been deposited at Tameside Local Studies Library: frankharrop1@sky.com

My own Ashton Grammar School WWI project: http://ashtongrammar.co.uk/ww1.htm Includes a couple of You Tube Videos and a list of casualties and photos of the drama. Click on Cyrus Ellor to see an illustration of his name on four memorials. The play will be shown again on 26th November at Portland Basin Museum

Rita Vaughan and Kathryn Young have been researching the men from Mossley and have been uploading their details to Find a Grave:  https://www.findagrave.com/ and have had their book updated and reprinted Also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1440357096271630/

Mike Pavasovic’s book - “Men of Dukinfield” available at Tameside Local Studies Library

The Denton Roll of Honour is on the Tameside MBC website, but Denton Local History Society have been recording some of their War Memorials for (Joyce Heap) St Lawrence,(Florence Oliver) Christ Church and (Jean Clements) Wilton Street Chapel also some other partially completed churches (Jill Cronin). Contact Denton Local history Society for more information about the men listed: Acknowledgments to Jill Cronin, Florence Oliver, Joyce Heap and Jean Clements

Hollingworth War Memorial – contact via their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/137510699948460/

Audenshaw Memorial at St Stephens Church has been researched by Audenshaw Local History Society and Peter Whitehead:

Peter Whiteheads site: http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/ a website which concentrates on industrial archaelogy but he has listed the Audenshaw War Memorial plus details of some of the soldiers and soldiers’ ephemera

I am awaiting a reply from Globe Lane Pals to see which memorials they have researched

Tameside Local Authority War Memorials:  http://public.tameside.gov.uk/forms/f346warmem754.asp

Denton Roll of Honour:  http://public.tameside.gov.uk/soldierarch/f1077start.asp


Acknowledgements: Photographs exist of Ashton Bros, Hyde, courtesy of Harry Lever, and many of the Memorials in Cheshire may be found on Carl’s Cam if future reference is needed: others are on the Manchester & Lancashire Family History site. Details of some of the Dukinfield sites are to be found in Men of Dukinfield by Mike Pavosovic, of the Mossley men in Rita Vaughan’s Remember All The Boys and of the Millbrook area.in A Promise Kept by Kate Booth. Special thanks to Joan Secker Wlodarczyk who photographed many of the memorials, and to the members of the Local History Forum and friends who have trawled through their local buildings to find memorials. We thank all other contributors.

Those Memorials written in italics were in existence following WWI but many have now been demolished: they include Christian Endeavour, Sons of Temperance, and the Ancient Shepherds which did exist in St Paul’s Day School, Stalybridge. Christ Church Stalybridge - originally Christ Church Dukinfield – closed in 1976. The Oddfellows have their own memorials in Manchester.

Kate holds photographs for most of these memorials which can be supplied on request and wishes to thank Joan Secker Wlodarcyk for finding many of these.

A couple of other reasonably local volunteer projects:

Macclesfield Reflects: macclesfieldreflects.org.uk/  excellent projects by Macclesfield and District Centenary Committee a joint partnership project.

Stockport More than a Name: www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/

Trafford War Dead:  www.traffordwardead.co.uk/

Manchester and Lancs Family History Society database  http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/ http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/ Click on Online Data > Public Data > War Memorials.  Any blue numbers lead to Imperial War Memorials Trust Inventory of Memorials. ?

  http://www.infromthecold.org - partial database of nearly five thousand graves

British War Graves Project - photos of war graves supplied on request http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/

Imperial War Memorial Trust: http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/search search via location, includes geodata

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org.uk

Gay J Oliver November 2018 gayjoliver@gmail.com (Family History Society of Cheshire, Tameside Group Leader and Web Admin

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