Updates

- 2008..throughout the year, several updates made and the main project is now substantially complete. Also added brief details of men who have been found to have had some connection with the Stockport area but who are not commemorated on a civic Memorial within the Borough.

- June 2007.......the stories of the men who served with the Royal Engineers, the Manchester Regiment and the various Irish Regiments

- February 2007 …….the stories of men who served with the King’s Liverpool, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, British West Indies, Guards (Coldstream, Grenadier, Irish and Guards Machine Gun) and Yorkshire (East Yorkshire, West Riding, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, York & Lancaster, Yorkshire Light Infantry) Regiments; Lancashire Fusiliers, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Labour Corps and Machine Gun Corps. Also the names of and limited information about nearly 50 men who have not been identified.

- January 2007 – website relaunched after professional redesign. Provision of a separate index to “battle pages” which recount days where there were multiple casualties amongst local men. Provision of a “search” facility - use this to find the names of men who died on a certain date, lived in a certain street, had a particular occupation or any other phrase.

- During 2005, research into the men serving with the various Scottish regiments, “Overseas” forces (Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, South African), Army Cyclists Corps, Army Service Corps, the various cavalry regiments including Yeomanry, Devonshire Regiment, Dorsetshire Regiment, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Hampshire Regiment, Herefordshire Regiment, East Surrey Regiment, Essex Regiment, King’s African Rifles, five north west Regiments (East, North and South Lancashires, Border and the King’s Own Royal Lancaster) and two civilians. The particular assistance of the staff at the Regimental Museums of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Border, Queens Lancashire and King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiments is acknowledged.

- During 2004/5, research into men serving with the Cheshire Regiment, using newspaper archives, Regimental and Battalion histories and Battalion War Diaries held at the Regimental Archives at Chester and other internet based research facilities. The assistance of the staff at the Regimental Museum and Archives is acknowledged.

- Initial work to identify the names on the memorials. Undertaken by cross reference of information held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; the CD-ROM “Soldiers Died in the Great War” and newspaper archives, etc held at Stockport Local Heritage Library. Undertaken during early 2004.

 
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