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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Chester
Town
Chester
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
50934
Current location

IN FIRST WORLD WAR SECTION OF MUSEUM IN DISPLAY CASE
CHESHIRE MILITARY MUSEUM
The Castle
Chester
Chester
Cheshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 401 657
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FRAMED AND GLAZED ROLL OF HONOUR TO ACCOMPANY LETTER HEAVILY ORNAMENTED WITH COLOURED SWAGS AND LARGE CHESHIRE REGIMENTAL BADGE AT TOP. NAMES LISTED WITH RANK AND NUMBER.
Inscription
TO MISS ETHEL SHELDON/ GLEN BANK, MACCLESFIELD/ HON SECRETARY OF THE/ CHESHIRE REGIMENT PRISONER OF WAR AID/ ASSOCIATION/ (MACCLESFIELD BRANCH)/ WE THE UNDERSIGNED MEMBERS OF THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT WHO WERE PRISONERS OF WAR IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD/ DURING THE GREAT EUROPEAN CONFLICT 1914-1919 BEG RESPECTFULLY TO CONVEY TO YOU/ OUR VERY SINCERE THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US DURING OUR CAPTIVITY./ THE REGULAR FORWARDING OF FORTNIGHTLY PARCELS OF WHOLESOME FOOD WHICH LITERALLY SAVED OUR LIVES AND COMBINED WITH ALWAYS KINDLY MESSAGES/ CHEERED AND COMFORTED US AND ENCOURAGED US TO HOPE FOR A DAY OF DELIVERANCE./ WE CANNOT FIND WORDS TO ADEQUATELY EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE FOR YOUR UNSELFISH DEVOTION TO OUR WELFARE AND YOUR HEARTFELT/ INTEREST SHOWN, DURING OUR ABSENCE, TO THOSE NEAR AND DEAR TO/ US BUT WE ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR KINDNESS WITH EVER/ REMAIN WITH US AS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS OF OUR LIVES./ HOPING THAT GOD MAY BLESS AND PROSPER YOU/ WE REMAIN, EVER FAITHFULLY YOURS/ MACCLESFIELD, SEPTEMBER 1919/ IN GERMANY (NAMES)/ IN TURKEY (NAMES)/ DEAD (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, W
Baker, J
Baynton, S
Bolton, A
Broadhurst, H
Brocklehurst, J
Brown, J
Brown, R
Bulger, E
Burgess, P
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 67
    Died: 9
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname,rank
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: height 350 MM, width 310 MM
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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