Sat 17th Nov 2018Tattenhall Online weather - Patchy rain possiblePatchy rain possible 11°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

'During This Month in History'

Home » News » 'During This Month in History'
WarMemorialPlaque2

July was a particularly catastrophic month for 'Tattenhall Lads' during the years of the Great War. At least 4 individuals lost their lives. They are all remembered near to where they fell and their names are also recorded on the Tattenhall War Memorial.

Lieutenant Roger Christian Brierley of the Cheshire Regiment was the youngest son of our long-serving village doctor, Thomas Booth Brierley. Lieutenant Roger Christian Brierley died on 14 July 1917. He was 44 years old. He is buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery, west of Ypres.

Second Lieutenant John Ankers of the 218th Squadron of the RAF was reported missing and is believed to have died on 16 July 1918. He is remembered on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.

Lance Corporal George Roberts of the Cheshire Regiment died on 28 July 1918. He was 26 years old. Documents, reveal that Lance Corporal George Roberts' mother requested the following personal inscription be placed on the headstone of her son's grave 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends'. Lance Corporal George Roberts is buried at Denain Communal Cemetery.

Second Lieutenant Samuel Hatten Field served with the South Lancashire Regiment and died in Flanders Fields on 31 July 1917. He was 20 years old. Second Lieutenant Samuel Hatten Field is remembered on the Menin Gate in Ypres. The Menin Gate bears the names of over 54,000 British and Commonwealth men for whom there are no known graves.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

PPGLogo
PPG: Fri 16 Nov 6:45am

The AGM of your Patient Participation Group (PPG) will be held in Farndon Memorial Hall on 21 November 2018 at 7pm.As part of the formal proceedings of the AGM, the positions listed below will be considered for election/re-election.ChairVice ChairSecretaryShould you be interested in one of these roles, then please email vsg.ppg@nhs.net and provide:your nomination details to...

John Deere navi systems
Cheshire Police: Fri 16 Nov 6:35am

Alert from Cheshire PoliceThere have been reports of a gang from the Cambridge area targeting high value tractors and John Deere navigation systems to steal for export. If you are subjected to any incidents or have witnessed anything then please call 101 non-emergency and 999 in an emergency. Caller can remain anonymous. State IN1810026674 when calling...

Blanche Jones painting
Tattenhall Local History: Thu 15 Nov 12:48pm

Thank you to everyone for your very kind comments in relation to the Exhibition Posters entitled 'A Community United By War' and to those of you who have already walked the Heritage Trail as well as those of you who have read the Interpretation Panel, now located opposite our War Memorial.It has been very rewarding to hear such positive comments and to know that you have learned so much...

© 2015 - 2018 Tattenhall Business Alliance

Community website for the UK village of Tattenhall near Chester