St George's Church


War Graves and Memorial Inscriptions



The following is a list of servicemen’s graves in St Georges, Stalybridge graveyard, with cemetery map locations.

Official war graves

R5 G1

795076 GUNNER



12th APRIL 1919



R9 G16




20th Bn. King’s Liverpool Rgt

21st March 1918, age 22.

Remembrance not for a day, but for ever.

R12 G27

Royal Engineers Badge and motto.

83398 Driver A. FISH

Royal Engineers

2nd July 1917

R15 G18

Concilio et Labore emblem

270057 Private


Manchester regiment

12th August 1920


RB4 G7

RAF insignia - Per Ardua Ad Astra

1132602 Flight Sergeant


Wireless operator/Air Gunner

Royal Air Force

16th January 1945


There are also several headstones containing references to forces personnel who died in conflict:

R2 G9

Also of their Son SERGEANT TOM SAXON of the 3rd King's Own Hussars killed in action in France on August 10th 1918 aged 29 years.

R7 G11

HAROLD BURGESS, 6th BATT. Loyal North Lancs. Regt., who died at hospital Amor Mesopotamia. Oct 11th 1916, in his 30th year.

R9 G11

Also DOUGLAS (DAWSON) their Son, killed in action August 1916 aged 18 years.

R9 G31

Also of GEORGE HARRY (HALL) their Son who fell in action in France October 7th 1916 aged 34 years.

R14 G41

also BORIS BRAMLEY BUCKLEY, son of the above killed in action July 6th 1918 aged 19 years. Buried at PERRES, France.

R15 G28

Private JAMES CHRISTIAN B.D.S.M. Killed in action 1914 – 1944

Sargent FRANK HARRIS Killed in action 1918 – 1943

R16 G8

Pt. JOHN HENRY STEVENS, 1st, 7th The Kings Liverpool Regt. killed in action in Belgium 2nd Aug. 1917 aged 27 years.

R22 G42

also their beloved son P.T.E. GEORGE NEVILLE 1st Batt. South Lancs. Reg. killed in action in Normandy 1911-1944

R24 G42

Also JONATHAN (RATCLIFFE) their son killed in France November 20th 1917 aged 27 years

RB9 G4

And WILFRED (WARDLE) who died in action in France January 8th 1940 aged 32 years

RB9 G10

Cpl. JOHN MURREY, 1st Batn. Irish Guards, killed in Action Feb.4th 1944 aged 23 years and interred ANZIO, Italy.

RB16 G10

Capt. W.H.HARROP, who was killed in action in France Oct. 9th 1917 aged 36 years

RB24 G6

Also their son THOMAS FLANAGAN, killed in action May 3rd 1944 aged 24 years

There is also the grave of a Napoleonic War veteran in one of our earliest graves, buried 13/4/1848 under a flat slab now sunk deep and covered over for safety:

R20 G28 

James Dukes Sacred to the memory of JAMES DUKES ESQ. Quartermaster, H.M.89 Regiment Died Ashton under Lyne 8th April 1848 aged 65 years 5 months

A hard-copy description of our war graves, including many background details of the individual, is available for inspection on request. This information, together with details about other men from Stalybridge, is also available in the research notes of FRANK HARROP in Tameside Local Studies Library.

There are also three War memorials inside St. George's church which include both wars


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