World War Memorials

This first picture appeared in the "Hoole Millenium Book" and was taken in 1949 at the unveiling of the Second World War Memorial Stone (covered by the Union Jack). The First World War Memorial is the cross mounted on a square base with chamfered corners, each face bearing an inscription tablet.  It was unveiled by Lt. Gen.Sir H. Beauvoir de L'Isle and dedicated by the Bishop of Chester on Easter Sunday 8th April 1923.  It was commissioned by Hoole Urban district Council and was made by Clegg & Sons of Brook Street, Chester.  There were originally 88 names but there are now 95 from the Great War.
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The second picture is a panel from All Saints' Church Roll of Honour.  There is a similar memorial to the fallen of World War 2.

This a photograph of a lost Roll from All Saints' Boys School, which was demolished in the 1980s. The photograph is from Barbara Nuttall.

Another Roll of Honour relating to the 1939-1945 War was displayed in The Elms Town Hall until the Hall was demolished and the Roll removed and hung in the Hoole Community Centre above the fireplace in the main hall.

A Hoole myth that the tolling bell in the steeple of All Saints' Church, which was added to the existing five bells in 1925, is inscribed with the names of the dead of the First World War so that their names could ring out forever has been disproved. In fact, the inscription actually reads 'IN MEMORY OF PARISHIONERS WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918' and the bell is used in the last five minutes of ordinary services and for special services. It was dedicated on 31st May 1925 by the Bishop of Chester and cost £90. (© IWM (WMR-18244) Imperial War Museums website http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/18244)

Listen to Dave Rees talk on Local Radio on some of the stories of Hoole and the Great War. Interview on Local Radio 

Hoole & Newton War Memorial, Chester

NAME INITIALS FIRST NAMES     DATE    REGIMENT NUMBER RANK COMMEMORATED
BAKER T W THOMAS 26-Mar-18 17 BN LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS 46972 PTE POZIERES MEMORIAL
BENYON J JOSEPH 04-May-17 1/4 CHESHIRE 18458 PTE SAVONA TOWN ITALY
BOOTE  S H  STEPHEN HENRY 17-May-17
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY 143 
HEAVY BDE
294121 GUNNER STRUMA MILITARY CEMY
GREECE
BOWE J E  JAMES EDWARD 22-Sep-17 7 BN SOUTH LANCS  40307 PTE BEDFORD HOUSE IEPER
BRADSHAW T Thomas  23-Feb-15 8 BN CHESHIRE 15623 PTE CHESTER GENERAL CEMY 3042
BURGHALL E EDGAR 20-Sep-18 1/5 BN SOUTH LANCS 265036 PTE LOOS MEMORIAL
BUTLER H HERBERT 09-Apr-18 6 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 88836 PTE LOOS MEMORIAL
CARLINE  T THOMAS 30-Sep-18 18 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL attd 15
LANC FUS
2 LT UPLANDS CEMY MAGNY LA
FOSSE
CATLEY R R REGINALD ROBERT 26-Sep-14 RHA &RFA TERRITORIAL FORCE 1009 GUNNER CHESTER GENERAL CEMY
DAVISON W M WILFRED MILBURN 29-Aug-18 13 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 242054 PTE BECOURT MILITARY CEMY BECORDEL-BECOURT
DAWSON S J SYDNEY JAMES 26-Mar-18 1/4 BN KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY 31490 PTE ARRAS MEMORIAL
DICKINSON  W M WILLIAM 23-Aug-15 ARMY CYCLIST CORPS
(53 Welsh Div Cyclist Co)
165 PTE HELLES MEMORIAL TURKEY
DINWIDDIE F FREDERICK 24-Jul-16 2 BN ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN) 27296 PTE ETAPLES MILITARY CEMY
DODD F FRANK 04-Sep-16 1 BN CHESHIRE 1684 BANDSMAN THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
DOUBLEDAY C CLEMENT 18-Feb-17 14 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 4272 PTE BARD COTTAGE IEPER
DUTTON  H HUGH 17-Oct-16 RE BASE SIGNALS SAPPER DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA RD) TANZANIA
DUTTON  S V H  STANLEY VINCENT 29-Sep-18 1 BN WORCESTERSHIRE 53067 PTE PIGEON RAVINE EPEHY
EARLAM A ARTHUR 16-Apr-18 1/6 CHESHIRE 241401 SGT ST SEVER CEMY EXTENSION  ROUEN
EDGE A ALEXANDER 26-Oct-18 1 BN BUFFS (EAST KENT) G/26144 PTE ST SOUPLET BRITISH CEMY LE CATEAU
EDWARDS R E ROBERT EDWARD 27-Oct-18 2 BN ESSEX REGT 44621 PTE VIS EN ARTOIS MEMORIAL
EDWARDS  W H WILLIAM HARGREAVES 01-Jul-16 16 BN LONDON REGT (QUEENS WESTMINSTER) 1842 L/CPL THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
EVANS G W GEORGE WILLIAM 27-May-18 ROYAL  ARMY MEDICAL CORP 92243 PTE LA VILLE AUX BOIS AISNE
FAICHNEY J H JOHN HAMILTON 08-Oct-18 1 BN ROYAL BERKS  220703 L/CPL RUMILLY EN CAMBRESIS EXT
FOSBROOKE J L  JOHN LEE 23-Nov-15 2BN ROYAL FUSILIERS 3612 PTE BOULOGNE EASTERN
GOODING J S cwgc S J JOHN S 19-Jul-17 2 BN IRISH GUARDS 5194 PTE BLEUET FARM CEMY IEPER
GOUGH W WILLIAM 19-Jan-19 1/5 BN CHESHIRE 241026 L/CPL CHESTER GENERAL CEMY
GREAVES  A ARTHUR 20-Oct-19 1 BN CHESHIRE 10596 CORP POELCAPPELLE BRITISH CEMY
GREAVES  G H GEORGE HENRY 13-Jan-16 5 BN KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY 17011 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
GRIFFITHS W R WILLIAM RICHARD 07-Sep-15 2 BN SUFFOLK REGT 19431 PTE LIJSSENTHOEK CEMY
POERINGHE
GRIFFITHS W S WILLIAM STANLEY 07-Oct-18 10 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 356702 PTE LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMY
HARRISON W A WILLIAM ALLEN 11-Jun-17 7 BN KINGS SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INF 26386 PTE DUISANS BRITISH CEMY ETRUN
HIDDLESTONE W B  WILLIAM BORTHWICK 28-May-18 10 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 357042 PTE PERNES BRITISH CEMY
HOLLOWAY H C  HENRY CHARLES 28-Dec-18
4 BN CHESHIRE att 2/3 Kings African 
Rifles
241030 SGT DAR ES SALAAM (UPANGA RD) TANZANIA
HOLMES  F W  FREDERICK WILLIAM 08-Aug-17 13 BN CHESHIRE 11901 PTE THE HUTS IEPER
JENKINS W J WILLIAM JOSEPH 30-Jul-16 20 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 30144 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
JONES  E B ERNEST BRANT 05-Jan-18 265 BDE RFA - RHA & RFA TERRITORIAL 735987 GUNNER JERUSALEM WAR CEMY
JONES  G E GWILYM EDWARD 30-Apr-17 4 BN SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 28424 PTE BASRA MEMORIAL IRAQ
JONES  I
JONES  R L RICHARD LLEWELYN 13-Mar-17 7 BN CANADIAN INFANTRY 180638 PTE DOULLENS COMMUNAL EXTN
JONES  S A  SAMUEL ARTHUR 17-09-14 2BN GRENADIER GUARDS 15061 GDSN LES GONARDS CEMY
VERSAILLES
JONES  T W A THOMAS WILLIAM ALLEN 31-Jul-17 4BN CHESHIRE 2/LT NEW IRISH FARM
JONES  W H WILLIAM HENRY 14-Jul-16 ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT 3068 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
KAY W J WILLIAM 21-Aug-18 1 BN CHESHIRE 50531 L/CPL ADANAC MIL CEMY MIRAUMONT
KELLEY W T  WILLIAM THOMAS 30-Dec-17 1/4 BN CHESHIRE 27570 PTE CHATBY MEMORIAL EGYPT
KING J E  JOHN EDWARD 27-Jun-16 17 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL REGT 15402 PTE CERISY GAILLY MILITARY CEMY
LAIRD C COLIN 20-Sep-17 19 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL CAPT TYNE COT MEMORIAL
LAUDER J
LAWSON G W GEORGE 21-Sep-16 1/5 BN CHESHIRE - D Coy 2503 PTE DELVILLE WOOD CEMY
LONGUEVAL
LEONARD G GEORGE 20-Jan-16 13 BN CHESHIRE W/1029 PTE TANCREZ FARM CEMY
LEONARD T
LEONARD W WILLIAM 01-Sep-18 10 BN LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS 25923 L/CPL BANCOURT BRITISH CEMY
LITTLER C CHARLES WILLIAM 17-Oct-16 3 BN GRENADIER GUARDS 22472 L/CPL ST SEVER CEMETERY ROUEN
LLOYD H HARRY 11-Apr-17 8 BN CHESHIRE 26468 PTE BASRA MEMORIAL IRAQ
LLOYD S SAMUEL 19-Feb-17 ROYAL ENGINEERS 446878 SAPPER ST SEVER CEMETERY ROUEN
LOAM G H GILBERT HENRY 30-Aug-16 15 BN ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE 929 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
LOCKLEY  G G 19-Jul-19 RAMC 35 COY 112595 CHESTER GENERAL CEMY
MARRS J JOSEPH 21-Aug-18 9 BN CHESHIRE 52440 PTE SANDPITS BRITISH CEMY FOUQUEREUIL
MCGREGOR C CHARLES 02-Sep-18 1 BN CHESHIRE 51812 SGT VAULX HILL CEMY
MEACOCK H
MORRIS H
MORRIS T THOMAS 29-Sep-16 MACHINE GUN CORPS INFANTRY 19209 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORAL
MORRISON R C ROBERT CECIL 13-Nov-16 5 BN CHESHIRE History says 6 BN 2/LT LONSDALE CEMY AUTHUILE
NORCOTT J C JOSEPH CLIFFORD 29-Oct-19 2 BN KING'S LIVERPOOL REGT 9707 PTE BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
NUTTALL V SAMUEL VINCENT 19-Aug-17 1/5 BN CHESHIRE 241029 PTE TYNE COT MEMORIAL
PADDOCK A G ALBERT GEORGE 01-Sep-18 10 BN SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 51831 PTE VIS EN ARTOIS MEMORIAL
PARKINSON F FREDERICK 15-Aug-16 12 BN CHESHIRE 15296 PTE PIETA MILITARY CEMY MALTA
PARRY  N J NATHANIEL JOSEPH 27-May-17 2 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 10567 SGT ARRAS MEMORIAL
PRICE T THOMAS CHARLES 17-Jun-18 ARMY CYCLIST CORPS 14538 PTE LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMY SANGATTE
RABY F A FRANK 31-Jul-17 RAMC 90402 SGT POTIJZE CHATEAU LAWN CEMY
REYNOLDS A
ROBERTS  J S  JOHN STANLEY 22-Mar-18 6 BN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 46999 PTE POZIERES MEMORIAL
ROBERTS  W WILLIAM 09-May-15 1 BN ROYAL IRISH RIFLES 2283 RIFLEMAN PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
ROBERTSON G GORDON 17-Nov-15 10 BN GORDON HIGHLANDERS 2/LT VERMELLES BRITISH CEMY
SMITH W WILLIAM 30-Sep-18 15 BN CHESHIRE 45965 L/CPL ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMY
SPEED H S HAROLD STANLEY 31-Aug-18 13 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 238104 PTE MORVAL BRITISH CEMETERY
STRINGER W WILLIAM 05-Dec-16 9 BN LANACASHIRE FUSILIERS 37417 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
SUMPTER  A ANDREW 01-Aug-17 10 BN CHESHIRE 35147 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
SUMPTER  J JAMES 17-Oct-18 6 BN SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 40710 PTE HAUTMONT COMM CEMY
Mauberge
TANNER J H JAMES HENRY 12-Jul-16 RAMC 67238 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
TASKER F P FIELD PASS 06-Oct-17 16 BN ROYAL WARWICKS 2/LT LIJSSENTHOEK CEMY
POERINGHE
TAYLOR H HAROLD 26-Sep-16 I BN LOYAL NORTH LANCS 26817 L CPL THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
THOMAS  S SYDNEY  21-Sep-18 282 BDE AMMN COLUMN RHA & RFA TERRITORIAL 735532 BOMBARD GAZA WAR CEMETERY ISRAEL
TILSTON J E  JOHN EDWARD 23-Apr-17 154 COY MACHINE GUN CORPS (INFANTRY) 2/LT ARRAS MEMORIAL
TULLOCK R G RONALD GEORGE TULLOCH 21-Oct-17 MT 2 DIVN SUPPLY COL AUST ASC 966 PTE YPRES RESERVOIR CEMY
TULLOCK W WALTER CHELLINWORTH 23-Mar-18 25 BN NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS 59303 PTE DERNANCOURT COMM CEMY
EXT
WALKER S G SAMUEL 22-Jun-16 2 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 8457 PTE LOOS MEMORIAL
WALTERS W H WILLIAM HENRY 31-Jul-17 20 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 49315 PTE LOOS MEMORIAL
WALTON A ARTHUR 24-Oct-18 RAMC 40281 PTE CHESTER GENERAL CEMY
WATSON G W GEOFFREY WILLIAM 01-Aug-17 11 BN CHESHIRE 2 LT YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL
WEST A ARTHUR 25-Aug-16 16 BN KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS R/20313 RIFLEMAN DERNANCOURT COMM CEMY
EXT
WILBRAHAM F FRANK 11-Aug-16 11 BN CHESHIRE (1/5 ?) 4130 PTE COUIN BRITISH CEMY
WILBRAHAM F W  F W 25-Jan-21 25 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 407162 PTE ST JOHN BAPTIST GUILDEN
SUTTON
WILBRAHAM S SYDNEY 31-Jul-17 10 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 356061 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
WILLIAMS  J G JOHN GEORGE 17-Apr-18 RAMC M.S/310 PTE GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH
CEMY
WILLIAMS  R ROBERT 07-Apr-18 17 BN LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS 32140 PTE VILLERS BRETONNEUX CEMY

 

Casualties not on the War Memorial

During the course of our research of the men named on the Hoole & Newton War memorial we have also identified a number of other men who died during their WW1 service, have some kind of connection to Hoole or Newton but who are not named on the Memorial.

We have listed those we are aware of and we would be very grateful for any corrections, additional information, photographs, documents  or any new names that you may like to share.

For a small number we have some information from the local newspapers which is included on the website in a separate section.

NAME FIRST NAMES DATE REGIMENT NUMBER RANK COMMEMORATED
AIRTH EDWARD JAMES 27-May-18   5 BN DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY 91498 PTE SOISSONS MEMORIAL
ARMSTRONG HARRY 19-Jun-16   5 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 4138 PTE CHESTER GENERAL CEMY 3870
ATKINSON WILLIAM 21-Mar-18   HAWKE BN ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION R/4259 ABLE SEAMAN ACHIET LE GRAND COMMUNAL
AYLING EBENEZER JOSEPH 23-Aug-17   11 BN SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 29417 PTE TYNE COT MEMORIAL
BAILEY JOHN OCLESTON 14-Apr-18   MACHINE GUN CORPS INFANTRY 68292 SGT CANADIAN CEMY No. 2 NEUVILLE ST VAAST
BOWKER WILLIAM 07-Jun-17   13 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 243199 PTE WULVERGHEM LINDENHOEK ROAD
BOYD REGINALD GEORGE 08-Sep-17   11 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 243780 PTE LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMY
BOYLING HAROLD 29-Jul-17   COLDSTREAM GUARDS 20689 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
BRAZENDALE EDWIN 13-Dec-18   DUDULAR RAILWAY STORES ROYAL     ENGINEERS WR 29596 SAPPER MIKRA BRITISH CEMY KALMARIA GREECE
BROWN SAMUEL 08-Mar-15   1 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 10507 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
CATHERALL EDWARD 01-Jul-16   19 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 21479 PTE THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
CORFE WILLIAM 02-Oct-18   19 BN LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS 37418 L/CORPORAL BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMY
DAVIES RICHARD CECIL 17-May-17
  ROYAL ENGINEERS WESTERN  
  COMMAND (CHESTER)
MAJOR CHESTER GENERAL CEMY 4235
DODD FRANK 03-Sep-16   11 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 4393 PTE BLIGHTY VALLEY AUTHUILLE WOOD
ELLIS WILLIAM 01-Jan-17   HMS CADMUS 345696 SHIPWRIGHT CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
EVANS JOHN VICTOR 24-Mar-18   15 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 36652 PTE POZIERES MEMORIAL
HARRISON CHARLES ROBERT 25-Oct-15   5 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 2176 SGT SUZANNE COMMUNAL
HASSALL ARTHUR HORACE 15-Oct-18
  17 SQUADRON MACHINE GUN     
  CORPS (CAVALRY)
101630 L/CORPORAL HAIFA WAR CEMETERY
PALESTINE
HAYES HARRY URMSTON 13-Oct-15   1 BN BLACK WATCH ROYAL         HIGHLANDERS 2/LT LOOS MEMORIAL
HORNER WILLIAM 03-Nov-18   8 BN OX & BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY 28066 CORPORAL TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY
ITALY
HUGHES HARRY 11-Jul-18   1 BN WELSH GUARDS 3388 PTE ST HILAIRE EXTENSION
HUGHES WALTER 01-Mar-19   1 BN GRENADIER GUARDS 11487 RSM COLOGNE SOUTHERN
IMISON CHARLES 09-Aug-16   17 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 15718 SGT ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL
JONES ARTHUR 31-Dec-18   2 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 315224 PTE MIKRA BRITISH CEMY KALMARIA GREECE
KEENE EDWARD 04-Sep-15   8 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 11232 PTE ALEXANDRIA CHATBY MILITARY CEMY
 & WAR MEMORIAL EGYPT
LAVENDER H 15-Aug-17 45 BATTERY CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY 348514 GUNNER FOSSE NO.10 COMMUNIAL SAINS EN GOHELLE
MARTIN PERCY 25-Jan-17   24 BN LONDON RGT 723489 PTE LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMY
OWEN NEIL 21-Sep-15   8 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 11667 L CPL AZMAK CEMY SUVLA TURKEY
OWENS JOHN 04-Nov-18   16 FIELD BAKERY ASC S4 21878 PTE TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMY
PARRY JOSEPH HENRY 29-Apr-15   1 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 11215 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
PHILLIPS IDRIS 08-Sep-17   2/6 BN ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE 260177 PTE LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMY
PHILLIPS WILLIAM 07-Nov-18   ROYAL ENGINEERS RAILWAYS WR/289939 SAPPER GAZA WAR CEMY ISRAEL
PINCHES NORMAN GORDON 30-Jul-16   19 BN KINGS LIVERPOOL 21589 L CPL GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMY
PLEAVIN CHARLES 02-Mar-19   1/4 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 203108 L CPL WREXHAM CEMY
PRICE CHRISTOPHER LEWELLYN 14-Oct-18 7 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 268302 PTE PERTH CHINA WALL IEPER
RHODES GEORGE 29-Apr-17 16 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 50438 PTE GRAND SERAUCOURT BRITISH
ROGERS FRANK 25-Sep-15 1 BN ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 10867 L CPL LOOS MEMORIAL
SANSAM GEORGE 05-Oct-17 21 FIELD AMBULANCE RAMC 4708 PTE TYNE COT MEMORIAL
SHARKEY JAMES THOMAS 18-Feb-15 2 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 8171 PTE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL IEPER
STEAD LANCELOT 30-Mar-18 B COY 12BN RIFLE BDE S/7521 RFM POZIERES MEMORIAL
STOCKTON FREDERICK 03-Sep-17 2/6 BN ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE 260186 PTE TYNE COT MEMORIAL
STUBBS JIM 26-May-18 11 BN CHESHIRE REGIMENT 11552 PTE CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMY
SUTTON ARTHUR 17-May-20 5 PROV COY ROYAL ENGINEERS 604960 PNR CHESTER GENERAL CEMY 2349
WELSFORD GEORGE KEITH 20-Oct-16  11 SQN ROYAL FLYING CORPS   LIEUT  ARRAS MEMORIAL
WILBRAHAM THOMAS 30-Apr-17 1/7 BN MANCHESTER REGT 276605 PTE EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMY
WILLIAMS THEOPHILUS TUNSTALL 10-Dec-18 268 COY LABOUR CORPS
( EX 21 LAB COY LPOOL)
51454 PTE CHESTER GENERAL CEMY 1358
WILLIS ARTHUR SIDNEY 28-Mar-18 230 SIEGE BATTERY ROYAL
GARRISON ARTILLERY
69406 GUNNER AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMY