This website is part of an ongoing research project into the stories of the men who gave their lives in service to their country; whose names are listed on the war memorials, or whose war graves lie, in the villages of Charlesworth and Chisworth.
UPDATE: The project has now expanded to include research into those men, no less brave, who were fortunate enough to make it home from the war in which they fought. An almost complete list of all the men of the Parishes of Charlesworth and Chisworth who fought in the 1st World War can be found by clicking here.
UPDATE: Thanks to the sterling work of Peter Cooper and Christine Neild we are happy to be able to show you “enhanced” photographs of twelve of the men whose names are listed on the War Memorials in our Village, their pictures can all be seen by clicking here.
UPDATE: Thanks to Peter Cooper we now have a number of easy to read articles on the men whose names on our war memorials. The articles are listed alphabetically in order of the surnames of the servicemen. Click here to download them.
The project was initiated by the combined efforts of Charlesworth and Chisworth Residents Association, Charlesworth Parish Council and Chisworth Parish Council as part of the ongoing commemorations of the 100 year anniversary of the “Great War”.
The project is led by Nigel Dunkerley (http://www.battlegroundtours.co.uk/), who possesses an MA in British First World War Studies from the University of Birmingham and owns and runs a company specialising in 1st and 2nd World War battlefield tours.
This website will present all the information currently collated as part of the research project; the final aim of which is to publish a small booklet entitled “Our Boys” to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of end of the 1st World War in November 2018.
This project is a collaborative one and as such if you have any information of any nature at all that you feel might contribute then we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us. In the first instance please contact us through the comments box at the bottom of this page.
Please use the menu at the side of this page to navigate this site. Further details on how to navigate the site are given below
We hope that you find the output of this research thought provoking as we piece together the stories of the brave men whose names are carved in stone in our villages.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SITE
- Click on the triple bar symbol ≡, in the top right hand corner of this page to open the sidebar menu.
- Click on either “Charlesworth War Memorial”, “Chisworth War Memorial”, “Top Chapel War Memorial”, “War Graves” or “Remembered elsewhere” to go to a page dedicated to the men whose names are inscribed on that particular memorial.
- Scroll down the page to see the names of all the men who are remembered on that war memorial, and the information/pictures we currently have for them. Click on any highlighted words or phrases to take you to pages with additional information.
- To go to a page dedicated to a different war memorial please repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.