The men to be honoured: (click the individual name links for more details listed on the Cheshire County Memorial Project)
Joseph Hamilton. Born Allostock 1895. Killed 31st October 1914. No known resting place.
Walter Bagnall. Born Twemlow 1893. Died age 22 in action at Ypres 6th May 1915.
William Davies. Born 5th May 1894 Parkgate Peover Superior. Died 17th August 1915.
Harry Newton. Born 1882. His family moved to Bank View, Goostrey, he enlisted in October 1915. Died from his wounds on 15th April 1916.
William Carter. Born Goostrey 1897. Enlists at Northwich in 1914. Killed in action 27th July 1916.
Thomas Edward Barber. Born 1884. Killed in action 17th September 1916.
George Lewis Hamilton. Born Twemlow Hall Lodge 1891. Returned to England wounded in September 1916 and died, age 25, from his wounds on 27th October 1916. Awarded the Military Medal for bravery in action which led to his death.
William Street. Born Twemlow Green 1888. Killed in Balkan Campaign 25th April 1917.
George Smallwood. Born in Blackden 1890. Died in action 13th June 1917.
Herbert James Hardy. Born 1890 in London but family moved to Twemlow. Killed at the third Battle of Ypres on 22nd September 1917.
Frederick Johnson. Born Blackden 1887. Killed at The Somme on 28th September 1917.
Philip Kirkland Glazebrook.D.S.O. Born December 24th 1880. A Conservative MP in South Manchester whose parents were from Twemlow Hall. Died in action on 7th March 1918.
Levi Jervis. Born Blackden 1886. 2nd/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, 307364. Killed, aged 32, in action 21st March 1918. Commemorated Pozieres Memorial, the Somme and Lower Withington memorial.
Arthur Wood. Born Goostrey 1898. Killed at battle of St Quentin on 23rd March 1918.
James Street. Gunner. Born in Goostrey 1891. Died from his wounds on 26th March 1918.
Charles Parrott. Born Goostrey 1899. Awarded the Military Medal in 1917 for bravery in action. Killed at Flanders on 31st March 1918.
Thomas Rufus. MC. Born May 18th 1890. Son of parents from The Willows, Goostrey. Died in action 14th April 1918. Buried where he fell.
George Thomas Woodward. Born 1898. Survived hospital treatment to return to action, but died on 18th December 1918 from the flu epidemic sweeping through Europe.
We will remember them.
Goostrey’s fallen in the First World War will be honoured at a ceremonial oak tree planting at 10.30am this Saturday, November 10th on the Bogbean.
The 18 young men from Goostrey, Twemlow and Allostock who gave their lives in the war will be remembered at a memorial service organised by the Goostrey branch of the Royal British Legion, who have funded the event along with Goostrey Parish Council.
The branch will be joined by the chairman of Goostrey Parish Council, Cllr Ken Morris, together with 18 Scouts and Guides from Goostrey, the vicar of St Luke’s Church, Rev Heather Buckley, and the Minister of the Methodist Church, Reverend Yvonne Pearson.
Commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War, an oak tree will be planted on the Bogbean, and Scouts and Guides will place named poppy crosses in honour of each of the fallen in a wreath beside the tree, to salute the men and as an everlasting memory of their sacrifice for the community and country. A memorial plaque will be placed around the tree.
**There is a Service of Remembrance at St Luke’s at 10.00am on Sunday 11th and the bells will also be rung at 12.30 to mark the 100th anniversary (along with many churches nationally). The parade will assemble in the Crown Inn car park from 9.15am.
Biographies of Goostrey people who gave their lives can be viewed in the church this week during daylight hours.
The Goostrey Archive contains details of all those who gave their lives plus info on many men detailed on the Goostrey Roll of Honour who returned.