AN writer and historian has pieced together the neglected tales behind the names featured on the Lostock and Chemical Works war memorials.
Tony Davies, from Tabley, has released his most recent reserve entitled ‘The lads from the Lostock location who under no circumstances came home’.
Tony’s keen fascination in the topic has lead him to beforehand publish a wide range of textbooks focusing on the First World War and the guys who by no means arrived home, such as those who lived in Tabley and Great Budworth.
He is currently exploring the 400 in addition adult men from Northwich who fell in the war concerning 1914 and 1919 and he is still wanting for any one who has any details, medals or images to share.
“The Lostock ebook handles the memorial in the church yard and the chemical performs,” Tony spelled out.
“I endeavoured to locate out how outdated the males had been, in which they lived and with who, what they and their father did for a living prior to the war and if they had been killed in action.
“I searched for the battalion war diary to see what was occurring on that day.”
Tony said researching these adult males and their life had its limitations.
Speaking of the worries he encountered, Tony mentioned: “If they died of wounds then that could have been any time so there is no date to investigation.
“Again if they ‘died’ – that in all probability intended from illness so once more, no date to drop back again on.
“We only have 25 for each cent of their records remaining, as the rest were being wrecked by bombing for the duration of the Second World War.”
Tony is donating all income from the sale of his most current book to the Poppy Attraction.
If any individual would like a duplicate of the e book, or has any information – specially medals and images – of the adult males who ended up from Northwich and died in the course of the war, get in touch with [email protected]
Tony’s wealth of knowledge and his enthusiasm for background suggests he has given several interactive heritage talks.
He has highlighted on equally The Historical past and Yesterday Channels and appeared at quite a few re-enactment occasions and spoken in a large amount of faculties.