More Local Men - Not Locally Honoured
This project has researched nearly 3000 men commemorated on a “civic” War Memorial within the Borough of Stockport. Many more names have been discovered of men who died and who also appear to have a Stockport connection but their names are not inscribed on one of the Memorials. Three principal sources have been used to compile this list of names:
- the CD-Rom “Soldiers Died in the Great War” which, although incomplete, often identifies place of birth, residence and enlistment. It also indicates whether death was “killed in action” (killed outright), “died of wounds” (died later) or “died” (usually natural causes). The CD is available from Naval & Military Press and is based on series of official publications in the 1920s.
- the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission which detail place of burial or commemoration (where a man has no known grave) and, in some cases, identifies and address of next of kin. Addresses are those given to the Commission in the early 1920s and may not be where the casualty lived.
- newspaper reports of a man’s death held by Stockport’s Local Heritage Library.
There will, no doubt, be many others from the area who served but whose names have not been discovered in this process. The notable gaps are men who served with the flying services, navy or with Dominion forces. Unlike the main sections of the website, details are not generally given of the circumstances in which a man died. Details of the day may be recorded elsewhere on the site in either the Fields of Fire section or by using the search facility in the main alphabetical sections (dates should be entered in the following style - 23 July 1916)
Some of the reasons why a man’s name might not be on a local Memorial can be found here.
For details of the men, click on one of the links below:-
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