CHEADLE wishes to honour and remember the 88 men and boys who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War of 1914-1918 and will honour their living relatives at a remembrance service at St Giles the Abbott Parish Church on Sunday 27th July at 2.30 pm.
Appeals have been made in the press and in posters displayed throughout the town asking for relatives of the gallant 88 Cheadle men and boys who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in service for their country.
At this moment in time, living relatives of 32 men have come forward and these are as follows:
Arthur James Hawley. Sgt. John Mannion, Charles Salt, James Bailey, Ernest Howlett, William Arthur Croft, Arthur Hurst M. M. Corpl, Kenneth Roy Lovatt, Bertram Thomas Salt, Albert Evans, Bertie Charles Evans, George William Day, Frederick Thomas Keates, John Fisher, Isaac Hammond. Corpl, Harry Bertram Southall, Michael James Durkin, Enoch Edgar Hoyland. Wheeler, George Hoyland, James Camwell, Thomas Coxon, George Coates, William Bowers Thorley. 2nd Lieut, George Finney, George William Barningham, Ernest Bentley. Lce-Corpl, John William Chandler, Lce-Corpl, Herbert Wetwood, John William Potts., Ralph Douglas Forman, John Stanley Goodwin. Lieut, John Thomas Shaw.
All relatives of these Cheadle Heroes will be attending the service as the Guests of Cheadle Town Council and for one family member a medal will be presented as a memento of this poignant service.
However there are still 56 men whose living relatives have not come forward and I would like to appeal, through the medium of this newspaper to all living relatives of these men to contact the Town Clerk and they will then be put on the list and be able to attend the service, and also receive their commemorative medal.
The 56 men and boys, who have not had living relatives, as yet coming forward, are as follows:
Frederick. Adams, John Candlish Allen. 2nd Lieut, Lewis Barker. Sgt, Ernest Barnes, Bernard Blood. Lce-Corpl, Charles Booth, John Charles Booth. Q.M. Sgt, William Aubrey Bowers. Lieut, Alfred Bratley, John Wesley Chadwick, William Amos Clarke, Richard A. Crowther, Edward Fallows Dean, Edward Elkin, Frederick Flower, Benjamin Goldstraw, Ernest Hall, Beniah Hammond, George Hawley, Job Hawley, Robert Myles Heywood. Lieut, Charles Alfred Hughes, Rupert Bernard Johnson, Frederick Keates. Lce-Corpl, Robert Kirlkand, F. Edward Knight, Joseph Littleford, Frank Marshall. Sergt, Charles John Beech Masefield. M.C. Capt. J. Millward. Sergt, Reginald Moss, Thomas Nixon, Leonard Eli Nutt, Thomas Nutt, Joseph Nutt. M. M, .O. Sgt.-Major, Benjamin Plant, John Thomas Plant, Frederick Prince, John William Pyatt, William Edward Reid, ombardier, Stephen Ridge, William Rushton, George William Shaw, Samuel Shaw, Frank William Shufflebotharn. Sergt, Harry Shufflebotham, Thomas Stanhope, John Titterton, Thomas Loton Titterton, Frederick Ernest Varley, Albert Edward Ward, Cecil Wedgwood. D.S.O. Major, Percy A. Weston, Ernest Wood. Sgt, Norman Wood, Ernest Wright.
It would be wonderful if living relatives of these men and boys could come forward and we appeal for such relatives.
If you believe that a descendant of yours may be connected then contact the Town Clerk Ms Helen Hunter on 01537 754288 and she will include you in the guest list.