Gawsworth War Memorial

Gawsworth War Memorial is a Grade II listed calvary in wood set upon a stone base. The memorial was designed by Frederick Etchells and unveiled at a ceremony in 1920 led by the Bishop of Chester.

The memorial sits on the tip of Memorial Green at the junction of Church Lane and Woodhouse Lane. The memorial is an octagonal timber cross with a carved figure of Jesus and ‘INRI’ plaque above.

The memorial features the names of the 11 fallen from the First World War and six fallen from the Second World War.

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First World War (1914-1918)

Samuel Bayley

Service Number 161869

Died 10/12/1916 aged 19

Gunner. 7th Reserve Battalion of the Royal Field Artillery

George Bennett

Service Number 15986

Died 25/05/1916 aged 20

Private. 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

George Buxton

Service Number 120383

Died 06/04/1918 aged 20

Private. 159th Coy Machine Gun Corps (infantry). Formerly 2249 Cheshire Regiment

John Hargreaves

Service Number 15988

Died 21/05/1916 aged 27

Private. 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment

William Hudson

Service Number 15981

Died 08/11/1918 aged 27

Private. 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment

James Johnson

Service Number 33379

Died 09/08/1916 aged 23

Private. 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment

John Nixon

Service Number 535375

Died 11/09/1918 aged 20

Private. 15th Battalion County of London Regiment

Frederick Ridgway

Service Number 71463

Died 15/11/1918 aged 20

Driver. 74th Division Signals Company Royal Engineers. Formerly 21332 Lancashire Fusiliers.

Arthur Swindells

Service Number 238707

Died 30/12/1917 aged 19.

Private. 4th Battalion Herefordshire Regiment attached 4th Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.

William Torkington

Service Number 26668

Died 30/04/1917 aged 20

Private. 8th Battalion Cheshire Regiment

Fred Trueman

Service Number 15983

Died 30/03/1916 aged 21

Private. 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment

Second World War (1939-1945)

Raymond George Blench

Harry Goodier

Harry Goodier

Died 05/07/1940 aged 24

Service Number 4125247

Fusilier. 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers

William John Knight

Wilfred Leonard

George Herbert Stephens