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Most of the men who were killed during the Great War died on what might be described as "ordinary days" in the trenches and the information about their last day is included in their individual entries. The following pages give information abou the major battles or incidents when several local men were killed. They can also be accessed from the individual biography pages but are shown here to help the reader who might be interested in the wider view of the War.
Date
Description
Regiment(s)
Summer & Autumn 1914 Stockport's Territorials - the first weeks of War 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Summer & Autumn 1914 All Pals Together - Recruitment & Training 16th – 23rd Battalions, Manchester Regiment
Autumn 1914 The Manchester Territorials - Early months – the lull before the storm 5th – 8th Battalions, Manchester Regiment
24 August 1914 The Retreat from Mons 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
12 – 22 October 1914 Action at Le Bassee 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
5 – 20 November 1914 The “Old Contemptibles” in the trenches 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
17 – 25 April 1915 In the trenches – south of Ypres 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
8 May 1915 Under attack at Frezenberg – 2nd Battle of Ypres 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
8 May 1915 Under attack at Frezenberg – 2nd Battle of Ypres 2nd Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment
4 June 1915 The Charge of the Manchesters – Krithia 5th – 8th Battalions, Manchester Regiment
7 August 1915 Gallipoli - The Battle of the Vineyard 6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
3 October 1915 Battle of Loos 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
5 & 9 April 1916 Mespotamia – Attempts to relieve Kut 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
20 – 26 April 1916 Easter at Mont St-Eloi 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
17 - 21 May 1916 German attacks north of Arras 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
31 May 1916 War on the Waves - Battle of Jutland Royal Navy
1 – 4 July 1916 Battle of the Somme – Attacking at La Boiselle 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
1 – 4 July 1916 Battle of the Somme – Attacking at La Boiselle 15th Battalion, Royal Scots
1 July 1916 Battle of the Somme- the capture of Fricourt 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
1 July 1916 Battle of the Somme – Capturing Mametz 21st & 22nd Battalions, Manchester Regiment
1 July 1916 Battle of the Somme – Capture of Montauban 16 – 18th Battalions, Manchester Regiment
3 July 1916 Battle of the Somme – Attack on the Leipzig Salient 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
12 – 15 July 1916 Battle of the Somme – Attacks at Ovillers 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
14 – 16 July 1916 The Front Line at Ginchy – the Somme 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
20 July 1916 The Battle of the Somme – Attacking at High Wood 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
27 July 1916 Devil’s Wood – the Somme 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
3 September 1916 Battle of the Somme – Fighting near Guillemont 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
25 September 1916 Battle of the Somme 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
9 October 1916 Battle of the Somme – Capture of Stuff Redoubt 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
13 – 15 October 1916 In reserve on the Somme 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
21 October 1916 Battle of the Somme – taking Regina Trench 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
13 November 1916 Battle of the Somme – Capture of St Pierre Divion 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
17 February 1917 A costly raid on the enemy 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
26 March 1917 Palestine – the First Battle of Gaza 1/4th & 1/7th Battalions, Cheshire Regiment
14/15 April 1917 Vimy Ridge – Advancing toward La Culotte 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
7 June 1917 Battle of Messines 9th, 10th, 11th & 13th Battalions, Cheshire Regiment
17 – 20 July 1917 Small scale operations at “Whitesheet” 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
31 July 1917 Stockport’s worst day of the War. 3rd Battle of Ypres – the capture of St Julian 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
10 August 1917 3rd Battle of Ypres - capturing the Westhoek Ridge 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
20 September 1917 3rd Battle of Ypres – the Battle of the Menin Road 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
20 September 1917 3rd Battle of Ypres – the Battle of the Menin Road 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
4 October 1917 In support at Broodseinde, Ypres 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
9 October 1917 Attacking through deep mud - Third Battle of Ypres – Poelcapelle 2/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
22 October 1917 3rd Battle of Ypres – attacking towards the Houthoulst Forest 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
23 – 27 October 1917 In the trenches at Bedford House 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
21 - 28 March 1918 The Kaiser’s Battle – massive German attack in Picardy 9th, 10th, 11th & 15th Battalions, Cheshire Regiment
21 March 1918 “Here we fight, here we die” – Manchester Hill 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment
9 – 29 April 1918 Battle of the Lys 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
9 – 29 April 1918 Battle of the Lys 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
27 May – 6 June 1918 Germans attack in Champagne – 3rd Battle of the Aisne 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
23 – 29 July 1918 Advances south of Soissons 1/4th and 1/7th Battalions, Cheshire Regiment
21 August 1918 Battle of Albert – the capture of Achiet 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
2 September 1918 Attack on Beugny 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
15 September 1918 “Fairly heavy” casualties at Wulverghem 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
18 September 1918 Salonika – the Capture of Pip Ridge 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
14 October 1918 The final advance – Battle of Courtrai 1/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
23 October 1918 Capture of Beaurain 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
 
     
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