Audlem War Memorial

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St James the Great Church

Audlem

Cheshire

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Unknown cross
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Suez Emergency and Crisis (1951-1956)
About the memorial: It's shape is hexagonal with names inscribed.
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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, and from Ancestry.co.uk AUDLEM WAR MEMORIAL CHESHIRE The memorial is situated in the grounds of St James the Great Church, Audlem, Cheshire In memory of the brave men of this parish who died for their King and Country in the Great War 1914 - 1918. Death is swallowed up in victory. ATKINSON Henry Noel D.S.O Mentioned in Despatches. 2nd Lieutenant 3rd attached to 1st Cheshire Regiment died 22nd October 1914 aged 25. Son of Ursula Mary Atkinson, of Audlem Lodge, Broadstone, Dorset, and the late Rev. Canon Arthur Atkinson. At rest in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. BAILEY Leonard. Private 10266, 2nd Cheshire Regiment died 3rd October 1915 aged 21. Son of James and Emma Bailey, of Little Heath, Audlem, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France BATE Richard (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) However an army record was found for Richard BATES it may be him. Private 4998 Richard Bates, 6th Cheshire Regiment. Born at Crewe in 1890, joined up on the 24th June 1916 aged 24 occupation scrap iron dealer. He lived with his wife Eliza, nee Lawson who he married at Market Drayton Registry Office on the 11th May 1910 they had two daughters. Alice born 4th March 1911 and Mary born 28th April 1915 both at Whitchurch at 10 Barlows Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire He served in France (dates not recorded) On the 4th August 1917 was shot and wounded in his right leg and invalided to a hospital in England. He was discharged no longer physically fit for war service and was invalided to his home at 10 High Street, Whitchurch. BATE William Private 4219, 17th Manchester Regiment attached to 2nd Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers died 30th June 1917 aged 19. Son of William and Elizabeth Bate, of Hankelow, Nantwich, Cheshire. In 1901 he was living with his parents at Cox Bank, Audlem Cheshire. 1911 he was working aged 13 for farmer Samuel James Hill of Browns Bank Farm, Audlem as a cow boy. At rest in Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium BEESTON Clement. Private 3034 C Coy, 7th Highland Light Infantry died 12th July 1915 aged 20. Son of Mrs. S. A. Beeston, of Wilkseley, Burleydam, Whitchurch, Salop. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli) BUCKLEY Ernest William. Private 10826, 5th King's Shropshire Light Infantry died 9th April 1917 aged 27. Son of William and Mary Ann Buckley, of Shropshire Street, Audlem, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. CARTWRIGHT Charles Haddon. Private 36883, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers , formery Private 290433 Army Service Corps, and Private TR/1576 died 15th November 1918 aged 26. Son of Joseph and Mary Alice of Hankelow, near Nantwich, Cheshire. At rest in Audlem Cemetery, Cheshire. Some notes from what remains of his army records. He enlisted aged 23 years on the 11th December 1915 and posted to the army reserve to await mobilisation to the colours. He was mobilised up on the 9th January 1917 to report to the Army Service Corps at Bath, Somerset. He was given the number of 290433, rank private. On the 23rd February 1917 he was transferred to the 1st Training Battalion as private TR/1576. On the 31st May 1917 he was posted to join the British Expeditionary Force in France, transferred as private 36883 to the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. On the 2nd July 1917 he was posted to the Northumberland Fusiliers Depot . On the 30th August 1917 he was medically discharged as being no longer physically fit for war service. His disability was , Glycosuria and Diabites Mellitus. DALE Herbert. Private 43177, 3rd Worcestershire Regiment, formerly 44608 South Lancashire Regiment killed in action 20th September 1918. Native of Audlem. Son of Mary E who was granted a war gratuity on the13th November 1918 revised 17th December 1919. At rest DYKES Albert James. Musician PO/10210 Royal Marine Band died 28th December 1917 aged 39. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of James and Elizabeth Dykes, of Salford Audlem, Nantwich, Cheshire. Born at Buerton, Cheshire. At rest in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire. EATON Sydney. Gunner 295122, Royal Garrison Artillery died 11th July 1918 aged 21. Native of Audlem. 1911 aged 16 living with his parents Stephen and Annie and siblings at 27 Stafford House Audlem, Cheshire, occupation bakers apprentice. At rest in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France. ELLERTON Albert. Private 47578, 1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers died 14th November 1917 aged 19. Son of Elizabeth A. Ellerton, of Chapel End, Audlem, Nantwich, Cheshire. At rest in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. GIBSON Henry. Private 205206, 1/7th Lancashire Fusiliers transferred to as Private 444827, 28th Coy Labour Corps died 12th March 1919 aged 33. Son of George and Emma Gibson, of Swanbach, Audlem, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Belgium. GRIFFITHS Frederick (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) HAMPSON Thomas. (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) HAND Herbert. Private 367, 7th Royal Sussex Regiment attached to 130th Coy, Royal Engineers died 24th August 1916 aged 23. Grandson of George and Mary Hand, of Green Lane, Audlem, Cheshire. At rest in Vermelles British Cemetery, France. HOBSON William. It may be the following. Private 235250 William Hobson 1/4th Northumberland Fusiliers died 31st March 1918 aged 30. Son of William and Jane E. Hobson, of 2, Trower St., Preston, Lancs; husband of Ethel Hobson, of 37, Newtown Street, Whitchurch, Salop. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. LYNES George. Private 115352 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 204200 Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 25th April 1918. Native of Audlem. 1911 aged 12 he was living with his parents George and Helen Alice at Holly Bank, Audlem, Cheshire. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 23rd December 1919. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. McKENZIE John (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) MORREY Arthur. Private 66591 1/4th Cheshire Regiment killed in action 19th September 1918 aged 20. Born at Audlem and lived at Buerton both in Cheshire. Son of Samuel and Lydia of (1901) Bunsley Bank, Audlem. In 1911 he was working for Arthur Tench of 47 Newfield Street Sabdbach, Cheshire as a green grocer hawker. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MORREY Samuel. Private 11197, 5th Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 25th September 1915. Son of Samuel and Lydia of (1901) Bunsley Bank, Audlem. In 1911 he was working for farmer William Ernest Bowie as a cowman at College Fields, Audlem. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium. MOSELEY Arthur. Company Sergeant Major 75201, 29th Canadian Infantry died 8th August 1918 aged 26. Son of Charles and Adeline Fanny Moseley, of I, Victoria Rd., Widnes, Lancs., England. Born at Audlem, Nantwich, Cheshire. At rest in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. NEVILLE Joseph Driver 19230 Royal Field Artillery died 29th May 1919 aged 26. Son of Joseph Edward and Sarah Jane Neville, nee Salmon of 46, Congleton Road , Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings at 4 Wilksley Cottage, Wilkesley, Cheshire. 1911 he was a groom, working for farmer Arthur Spragg Hocknell at New Town, Audlem, Cheshire. Some notes from what remains of his army records. He joined up on the 8th September 1914 aged 27 and 217 days, occupation labourer. Posted to No 2 Depot Royal Field Artillery the same day. 1st May 1915 posted to the Ammunition Column, 8th Reserve Brigade. Embarked fro France from Southampton on the 14th July 1915 disembarked the next day at Le Harve. Left France on the 21st November 1916 suffering from shell shock and discharged unfit for war service 12th March 1917. His parents were his next of kin and they lived Mayfield Cottage, Heywood Lane, Audlem, Cheshire. At rest in Audlem Cemetery, Cheshire His brother Harry Bert also fought in the war. He enlisted on the 18th November 1915 posted to the Army Reserve the same day to await his mobilisation aged 21 and 5 months occupation rope maker. He was living at 15 Withnell Road, Broadgreen Liverpool. His parents Joseph Edward and Sarah Jane of Mayfield Cottages, Heywood Lane, Audlem was his next of kin. On the 7th August 1917 he was mobilised and posted to the Loyal North Lancashire Depot as Private 205109 He served in India from 23rd January 1918, Embarking Bombay 2nd December 1918 disembarking Salonika 20th December 1918. On the 27th February 1919 he was at the Dardanelles with Brigade Supplies. On the 19th April 1919 e was transferred as Private 204221 East Lancashire Regiment and discharged from the army on the 20th May 1920 PURCELL John Henry. Private M/301686, 730th Mechanical Transport Coy Army Service Corps died 1st October 1918. Native of Audlem, Cheshire and lived in Cradley Worcestershire. At rest in Tehran War Cemetery, Iran. RATCLIFFE John Thomas. Private 97570, 75th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) died 8th September 1917 aged 27. Son of Mrs. Ratcliffe, of Audlem, Cheshire; husband of E. M. Glassey (formerly Ratcliffe), of Mucclistone Lodge, Oakley Park, Market Drayton. At rest in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium RICHARDS John Henry. (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) In 1901 there was a John Henry Richards aged 5 was living with his parents William and Annie at Stafford Road, Audlem. 1911 living with his parents at Station View, Audlem occupation, aged 15, railway porter RUSCOE Ernest. (It may be the following soldier) Private 40734, 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers formerly 32675, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment killed in action 30th November 1917. Born and lived at Little Hulton Lancashire. In 1911 aged 14 he was living with his parents James and Mary Jane at 80 Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton near Bolton. His father was orginally from Market Drayton, Shropshire. At rest in Croisilles British Cemetery, France SHUKER Douglas. Private 512439, formerly 6248, 14th London Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 20. Son of John Frederick and Hannah Shuker, of Woodside, Audlem, Cheshire. France. At rest in Gommecourt British Cemetery, No2 Hebuterne, France STOCKTON Edward. (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) VIGGARS/VIGGERS Richard William. Private 26435, 17th Manchester Regiment killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and raised in Audlem, Cheshire. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann of (1901) Stocktons Cottage, Newhall, Cheshire. In 1911 he is parents were living at Rope Bank, Audlem, he is not mentioned. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Birth surname is Viggers. WALKER Frank. Private 203243, 3/5th Lancashire Fusiliers died 16th April 1917 aged 18. Son of George and Jessie Walker, of Kynsal Heath, Audlem, Nantwich, Cheshire. At rest in Bethune Town Cemetery, France. WHITMORE Bertie. Sapper 7667, 2nd Siege Coy. Royal Anglesey, Royal Engineers died 2nd August 1916 aged 20. Son of John and Emma Whitmore, of Audlem, Cheshire. At rest in Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. It may be the following . WILLIAMS Charles (Albert) Private TR3/72647, 49th Training Reserve died 9th October 1918 aged 18. Son of John Lloyd Williams and Mary Williams, of Stable Yard, Adderly, Market Drayton, Salop. At rest in Audlem Cemetery, Cheshire. It may be the following . WILLIAMS Frederick. Private W/862 13th Cheshire Regiment killed in action 7th July 1916. Born at Market Drayton, Shropshire enlisted at Port Sunlight, Cheshire. Son of George and Alice Williams. His wife Mrs Alice M Dittman was granted a war gratuity on the 28th November 1917 revised 31st October 1919, she also applied fer her late husband medals, 1st September 1929. He was in France 19th December 1915. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. WILLIAMS George Watkin. Private 26703, 7th King's Shropshire Light Infantry died 26th April 1917 aged 22. Son of Mrs. Gertrude E. Kendall, of The Bridge Inn, Audlem, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. WOOLRICH George Thomas. Private 26434 D Coy, 17th Manchester Regiment died 1st July 1916 aged 20 Son of Thomas and Emily Susan Woolrich, of Hankelow, Nantwich, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Second Great War 1939 - 1945 HALL Arthur George. Corporal, Drogue Operator 1184014, 650 Squadron, Royal Air Force VR died 21st April 1944 aged 22. Son of George and Jessie Hall, of Audlem. At rest in Audlem Cemetery, Cheshire. HASSELL/HASSAL Henry. Private 14617933, 1st East Lancashire Regiment died 2nd March 1945 aged 21. Son of Joseph and Alice Victoria Hassall, of Buerton, Cheshire. At rest in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. It may be the following. LLOYD Eric. Private 4392453, 6th Green Howards died 14th November 1942 aged 23. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Lloyd. Native of Shropshire and lived in Chester. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt MILLS Edward. Marine PLY/X1914 Royal Marines HMS Exeter died at sea 13th January 1939 aged 21. Son of Roland and Alice Mills, of Audlem, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. PERKINS Henry (Unable to find the correct record listed with the CWGC for this person) WALKER Leonard George. Leading Seaman C/SSX31974, Royal Navy on HMS Laforey died at sea 30th March 1944 aged 21. Son of Fred and Edith Walker, of Audlem, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. SUEZ 1953​ MILLS Rowland Brian. Private 22616018 Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Born 17th January 1933 and died 12th May 1953 ages 20. Son of Leonard B and Violet M Williams. At rest in Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt. (Memorial has Roland Brian)

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