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War Memorials

Tilston

The Tilston War Memorial commemorates those local men who died in World War I and World War II. It takes the form of a stone cross in the grounds of St Mary's Church, and was dedicated on 15 June 1919.

Tilston is a village and ecclesiastical parish near Malpas in Cheshire, England, close to the border with Wales.

1914-1918

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
ASLATT
George Colson

18057
M.M.
Cheshire Regiment
(10th Bn. attd. 13th Bn.)
17 Jan 1917 23  Son of Emma Aslatt, of "The Butchers Arms", Tilston. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
BAKER
Geoffrey

51960
King's Liverpool Regiment
(17th Bn. attd. 89th Trench Mortar Bty.)
1 Aug 1917 Born in Malpas. Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
FINNEREN
Charles

30027
Grenadier Guards
(3rd Bn.)
22 Aug 1918  26 Born in Tilston. Son of John and Ann Finneran, of Farndon; husband of Nellie Finneran, of 18, Bass Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire. Constable in the Cheshire County Constabulary. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
HOPLEY
John Thomas

36673
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
22 Jun 1916 Son of Mr J Hopley, of "Cape of Good Hope", Tilston. Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
HUGHES
Arthur John

26441
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
10 May 1917 25  Born at Stretton, Farndon. Son of Joseph & Sarah Ellen Hughes; husband of Harriet E Brosten (formerly Hughes), of Brook View, Aldford. St. Mary's Churchyard, Tilston.
Private
PINNER
George Arthur

8647
Cheshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
21 Nov 1918  27 Son of George & Frances Pinner, of Liverpool; husband of Lizzie Elinor Isabel Pinner, of Tilston Green. Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey.
Private
WALKER
Frank

35423
Cheshire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
1 Feb 1917   Son if Mrs Sarah Walker, of 6, Holly Terrace, Tilton. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Sapper
WEAVER
Ernest

104490
MM
Royal Engineers(233rd Field Coy.) 13 Aug 1917 28 Born Tilston. Son of William Joseph & Mary Weaver, of Gwysaney Gardens, Mold, Flintshire, Wales. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
WINDSOR
Herbert

60004 & 43202
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
formerly
Liverpool Regiment
1 Jul 1918   Born in Malpas. Grandson of Mrs A Millor, of Malpas. Nieppe-Bois (Rue-de-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France.
Private
WOOLLEY
Charles

201519
Cheshire Regiment
(1st/4th Bn.)
25 Jul 1918 25 Born in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Son of Charles & Grace Woolley, of Horton, Malpas. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

1939-1945

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Brigadier
TAYLOR
Robert Allan Grant

OBE MC
Royal Scots Fusiliers and Commands and Staff General Staff 13 Apr 1942 45 Born in East Finchley, London. Son of Allan Macnab & Helen Octavia Taylor; husband of Vera Constance Taylor, of Carden. Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire.
Private
CHESTERS
Edwin Thomas

14277662
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
(12th Bn.)
24 Mar 1945 33 Son of Petronel Margaret Chesters, of Tilston. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
JACKSON
J
         
Private
STEVENSON
John Edward

4131892
Cheshire Regiment 11 Aug 1940 20  Son of Albert Henry & Margaret Stevenson, of Tilston. St. Mary's Churchyard, Tilston.
Sergeant
VICKERS Dennis Thomas
4131584
Royal Corps of Signals 6 Apr 1946 24 Born in Tilston. Son of Thomas & Emily Ann Vickers of Whitchurch. Yokohama War Cemetery, Yokohama, Japan.
Gunner
WEAVER
Thomas

777331
Royal Artillery
(85 Anti-Tank Regt.)
19 Nov 1943 33 Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Weaver; husband of Edna Phyllis Weaver, of Tilston. Chunkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

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