This man, commemorated on the Stockport War Memorial is believed to be Private Albert Nixon, service number 13742. This is the only A Nixon listed as serving with the Cheshires on the National Archives on-line “medal entitlement” database. This soldier went overseas on 25 September 1915 and was wounded at some point. He was eventually discharged from the army, due to his wounds, on 20 February.
The Stockport Advertiser, 4 August 1916, reported that “Mrs S Nixon, of 64 Islington Road, Great Moor, has received official notice that her husband, Private Albert Nixon, of the Cheshire Regiment, was seriously wounded in the big advance of July 3rd.” The only Battalion of the Regiment involved in a major attack on that day was the 11th. Click here for details of the attack.
The inscription on the Memorial is at the bottom of the panel, out of alphabetical sequence, and was, presumably a late addition before the Memorial was completed in 1925. There is no A Nixon listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as being a casualty from the Cheshires. This suggests that Albert probably never fully recovered from his wounds but died after 1921 when the Commission had closed its records for the Great War. He was, therefore, possibly the 38 year old man of this name who died locally in 1923.