ST. JAMES' CHURCH, CHRISTLETON

Commemoration of our War Heroes

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The Larks, still bravely singing, fly, scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders Fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe; To you from flailing hands we throw the Torch; Be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.
John McCrae May 1915
Driver George Allman Royal Army Service Corps. 4/5/1917
Age 39 Christleton. Buried at Brown Knowl Chapel, Broxton, Cheshire

Sapper George H Bodden Royal Engineers 4/10/1917
Age 31 Tarvin. Commemorated at Klein Verstraat Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

Private Perciful F Boughey Royal Army Service Co 3/11/1918
Age 30 Roadside, Christleton. Douai Cemetery, Cuincy, France

Private Tom Broster Royal Welsh Fusiliers 7/8/1915
Age 36 Rock House Christleton. Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey

2nd Lieutenant John (Jack) Cullimore 8th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 16/4/1916
Age 21 Faulkners Lane, Christleton. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Private George Davenport South Wales Borderers 31/7/1917
Age 36 Ash View, Littleton. Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Company Sergeant Major Frank Davies Military Cross. 22ndManchester Regt 15/7/1916
Age 25 The Pond, Littleton Thiepval Memorial, Picardie, Somme

Private John Arthur Dean 10th Battalion. Cheshire Regiment 28/5/1918
Age 21 Brown Heath, Christleton. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France

Private Percy Dickinson Duke of Wellington’s Regiment 16/12/1915
Age 40 Littleton. Suvla Bay, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Turkey

Private John Droughton 19th Battalion Middlesex Regiment 26/11/1917
Age 44 Whitchurch Road, Rowton. Savona Town Cemetery, Italy.

Lance Corporal William Fleet 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 3/7/1916
Age 21 Birch Heath Lane, Christleton. Heilly Station Cemetery, Somme, France

Captain Lionel Archibald Forster 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment 4/11/1914
Age 35 Tarvin Road, Littleton? Douai Communal Cemetery, Cuincy, France

Private Edward Foster Manchester Regiment /Machine Gun Corps 2/9/1916
Age 23 Tarvin Road, Littleton. Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonica, Greece

Lieutenant John Lionel Percival Gamon 1st Battalion Border Regt 4/6/1918
Age 21 The Sycamores, Christleton. Military Burial at St James’ Churchyard

Captain Claude L Garnett Royal Garrison Artillery 30/12/1915
Age 31. Christleton Kut War Cemetery, Iraq.

Lieutenant Laurence H Garnett Royal Field Artillery 7/6/1917
Age 25 Christleton / Canada. Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

Captain John Griffiths 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 1/7/1916
Age 34 Chester. Ancre River Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, France

2nd Lieutenant Walter Handley 9th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 25/3/1918
Age 26 Stamford Heath Farm, Littleton / America. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais

Captain Hugh Irving St John Hartford 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment 22/10/1914
Age 31 Conway. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais / Lady Chapel at St James’ Christleton

Private Frederick George Jones 1/5th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 1/7/1916
Age 23 Christleton Hall. / Whitchurch. Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais

Private George Lee 8th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 9/4/1916
Age 29 Stamford Heath, Littleton. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Lieut Col. Edward Townsend Logan D.S.O 3rd Cheshire Regt/ 15th Batt. Durham Light Inf. 26/9/1915 Age 49. Christleton. Loos- Pas de Calais. Chester Cathedral, St James’ Lady Chapel

Private George Maddocks 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 7/10/1916
Age 17 Malpas. London Road Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France

Gunner Thomas Meacock Royal Field Artillery 18/9/1918
Age 21 Fir Tree Lane, Littleton Peronne Communal Cemetery, Somme

Private Frederick L. Mulliner Manchester Regiment 26/8/1016
Age 28 Quarry Lane, Christleton Thiepval Memorial, Somme

Trooper Norman Okell Canterbury New Zealand Rifles 28/08/1915
Age 23 Born Littleton Old Hall / Farmer Canterbury N Zealand. Hill 60 Ypres, Belgium

Rifleman Albert Parker Kings Liverpool Regiment 2/12/1917
Age 41 Chester. Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Rifleman William Parker Kings Liverpool Regiment 06/08/1917
Age St Pol Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais

Private Joseph Parsonage Northumberland Fusiliers 12/11/1918
Age 22 Moor Lane, Rowton Burial at St. James’ Churchyard Christleton

2nd Lieutenant Edward Radcliffe Porritt Kings Liverpool Regiment 30/7/1916
Age 22 The Grange, Village Rd, Christleton. Serre Rd Cemetery, Somme. Burial at St James’

Private Harold Reeves 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 17/2/1917
Age 20 Roadside, Christleton Royal Berks Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

Serjeant George Richards Kings Liverpool Regiment 16/8/1917
Age Married at St James 1917. TyneCot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Private Tom Smith (No information to date)
Commemorated at St James / Christleton Institute.

Lance Corporal William H Taylor 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment 5/7/1918
Age 24 Christleton. Aire Communal Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France

Private Harry Tushingham 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment 10/5/1917
Age 24 Vicars Cross. Arras Memorial, Faubourg, Pas de Calais, France

Gunner Harold H. Walley Royal Garrison Artillery 17/9/1917
Age 20 Cotton Abbotts Farm, Cotton Bluet Ferm Cemetery. Ypres, Belgium

Private Thomas Weaver 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry 1/8/1916
Age 24 Fern Cottage Christleton Longuenesse Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

2nd Lieutenant Norman H Wildig Royal Air Force 7/7/1918
Age 19 Hawthorn House, Christleton. Rechicourt le Chateau, Rixingen, Moselle, France

Corporal Cecil Wright Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 9/11/1918
Age 27 Quarry Lane, Christleton. Etaples Cemetery, Boulogne, France

Private Arthur Reginald Cooper 22nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment 22/10/1917
Age 22 Stocks Lane, Boughton. Paschendaele. TyneCot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Driver A Wynne Royal Field Artillery 9/6/1920
Age 23yrs Buried in a Military Grave at St James’ Christleton

Shoeing Smith William ”Billy” Mathews Royal Field Artillery 29/4/1921
Age 39yrs Buried in a Military Grave at St James’ Christleton

Private H Edwards Cheshire Regiment 27/6/1920
Age 26yrs Buried in a Military Grave at St James’ Christleton

Private H Pleavin South Lancashire Regiment 18/1/1921
Age Buried in a Military Grave at St James’ Christleton

Sergeant Major Tom Duffin Military Medal 14th Canadians 3/6/1922
Age 30 Buried in a Family Grave at St James’ Christleton

L/Corporal William Norman Keith Hill Cheshire Regt/ Royal Berkshire Regt.
Died 3/12/1916 age 19. The Hollies, Moor Lane, Rowton
Killed in France and remembered at Warlencourt British Cemetery.
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