Wistaston Memorial Hall

Wistaston Memorial Hall

The Wistaston Memorial Hall was opened in March 1949 to commemorate those who gave their lives in the Second World War. Above the main entrance is an eternally lit plaque.

Memorial Hall plaque

Sacred to the memory of the men of Wistaston who gave their lives in the War 1939-45

Lieutenant Richard Alexander Joseph BOLTON
6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, who died on Thursday 9th September 1943, aged 35. Buried in the Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
 
Telegraphist Arthur CORNALL
HMS Egret, Royal Navy, who died on Friday 27th August 1943, aged 33. Named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 
Corporal Reginald Alexander DUDLEY
Royal Engineers, who died on Tuesday 19th January 1943, aged 24. Buried at the Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.
 
Lieutenant-Commander Roy Berryman EDWARDS  DSO
HMS Watchful, Royal Navy, who died on Thursday 11th June 1942, aged 39. Named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 
Second Radio Officer Derek Aubrey GRESTY
SS Fort Athabaska (London) - Merchant Navy, who died on Thursday 2nd December 1943, aged 23. Named on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
 
Fusilier Stanley HASSALL
2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who died on Wednesday 3rd May 1944, aged 24. Buried at the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
 
Driver Robert Walker HILTON
Royal Corps of Signals, who died on Monday 8th September 1941, aged 25. Buried in Crewe (Coppenhall) Cemetery.
 
Sergeant George Alfred HINTON
53rd Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on Tuesday 26th November 1940, aged 28. Named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
 
Lieutenant Ronald Arthur HULSE
91st Regiment, Royal Artillery, who died on Saturday 17th June 1944, aged 29. Buried in the Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
 
Private John William LOWE
11th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps, who died on Saturday 26th February 1944, aged 23. Buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Wistaston.
 
Leading Seaman Thomas Henry Kenneth PARSONAGE
HMS Firedrake, Royal Navy, who died on Thursday 17th December 1942, aged 31. Named on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 
Lance Sergeant George POWELL
Royal Corps of Signals, who died on Monday 27th May 1940, aged 21. Buried in the Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
 
Acting Sub Lieutenant Thomas Eric RICHARDS
HMS Grebe, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who died on Monday 15th December 1941, aged 20. Named on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
 
Sub-Lieutenant Frank Judson TOMKINSON
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who died on Tuesday 27th July 1943, aged 20 Buried at St Marys Churchyard, Acton, near Nantwich.
 
Captain Reginald Frederick TUCKER
Royal Engineers, who died on Monday 25th September 1939, aged 35. Buried in the Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery, Finistere, France.
 
Flight Lieutenant Maurice Norman WAUGH
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died on Sunday 14th February 1943, aged 31. Buried at the Ibadan Military Cemetery, Nigeria.

Keeping their memory alive.