Men at War
In this chapter we focus on the men from the area who served and in some cases died in this horrendous conflict. Biographies have been created for all those who served and every effort has been made to ensure that the information published is correct. This will be an ‘on-going’ list, so please check back regularly to view new additions and please contact the group if you think we have missed out anyone or made mistakes. Recruitment within the district has also been completed and work will begin on the chapters on Those Who Returned and News from the Front.
Click on the headings to go to the appropriate chapter, as they become available.
In this section we cover recruitment in the district especially the formation of the Biddulph Volunteer Company in September 1914.
Biographies of all those who are commemorated on the Biddulph War Memorials having lost their lives during the Great War. We are researching their deaths chronologically. Every effort will be made to ensure that the information added is correct.
Those Who Returned
We would very much like to honour those who served in the Great War and returned home. Whilst we will attempt this research we acknowledge that it is difficult. Therefore we would welcome anyone who has knowledge of men from the area who served and returned contacting us with any information they have so that we can progress this project.
News From the Front
This section will feature letters that appeared in the local press with news from the front. We also want to include details of prisoners of war.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”