The War Memorial

The War Memorial was erected in 1921 in memory of the men who died in the Great War.  Three brass tablets were engraved with the names of the Fallen.  A further tablet was added after World War II.  In all, 163 people from Cheadle died in the two World wars.

 

There are also eight air raid victims listed on the Memorial which is very unusual.  Two bombs landed on Cheadle, the first on the 24th December 1940 which killed three people, an incendiary bomb fell the same night killing another man. The second bomb fell on the 4th February 1941, a single bomber is believed to have dropped its remaining bomb aiming for the bridge and the two factories by the railway line.  The bomb landed in the back of 45 Stockport Road, where the present offices are built.  Mrs Agnes Mary Roughton Bennison and her daughter, Kathleen Mary Bennison were killed.  Mrs Bennison's husband, Walter, was on fire watch duty at the time.  Two other firewatchers, Robert Campbell and Fred Miller were also killed. 

 

The first bomb on the 24th December 1940 was believed to have been meant for the factory on Demmings Road, but landed on 49 Bulkeley Road (this is the first road after Oak road across the road from Cheadle green).  Ronald Harrison, Miss Nora Jackson and Maria Brookes died as a result of this bomb. As mentioned earlier, the incendiary bomb that fell was at the back of the shoe repair shop at 33 Wilmslow Road and Mr John Thomas Lydiatt died trying to tackle this. 

Here is more information:  https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/197276

 

Current location

High Street and Manchester Road
Roadside Garden
Manchester Road
Cheadle
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK8 2NP
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 85944 88775
Denomination: Undefined

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Description

Rough-hewn obelisk on a pedestal with inlaid bronze inscription plaques with Greek key borders. Encircling the war memorial is a low, square fence with rough-hewn granite posts.

Inscription

Front face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919/ "THIS SHALL BE WRITTEN FOR THOSE THAT COME AFTER AND THE / PEOPLE WHICH SHALL BE BORN SHALL PRAISE THE LORD" Right and left faces: (Names) Rear face: 1939 - 1945/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ DURING WORLD WAR II/ (Names)/ AIR RAID VICTIMS/ (Names)

Inscription legible?

yes

Names on memorial

Bai
Bailey, George A
Adamson, Ronald
Adamson, Frank
Acton,
Williamley, James
Ball, Alfred
Bardsley, Alec J
Bennison, A M B
Bennison, K M
Berry, Walter
See details for all 105 names

Commemorations

  • Total names on the
    First World War (1914-1918)Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefinedmemorial: 97
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 97
    Exact count: yes

  • Total names
    Second World War (1939-1945): 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
    shown: Surname Informationonmemorial

  • Total names
    Second World War - civiliansInformation shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surnameonmemorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes

Components

  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined

    Materials: Bronze

  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone

   Listing information

  • Cheadle War Memorial, High Street, Cheadle, Stockport

  • Grade II

  • This memorial is protected and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry

  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website

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