A TOTAL of 1,128 men from the Nantwich and
Crewe areas who were killed in the First World War are commemorated
in a new book.
"Where The Fallen Live Forever",
by Mark Potts and Tony Marks,
is on sale at Nantwich Book Shop, Nantwich Museum, and Waterstones,
Crewe. Hardback, 328 packed pages and nearly 400 images - all for £17.99.
The book also features a
month-by-month account of the war on the Home Front.
The authors had been
collecting the casualty photos for the past 14 years.
The book was prepared on behalf
of Cheshire East Council.
go to Help the Heroes and the Royal British Legion.
Among the Nantwich men to die
was Private Robert Sandland, the great uncle of Mark Potts and whose name is commemorated on Nantwich War
Memorial on The Square.
Robert lived at 7 Bower's Row,
Mill Street, and worked as a baker for Mrs Hassall in Hospital Street.
He was killed in action at Givenchy in France, on June 8, 1918, aged
just 19, following a German artillery barrage on the frontline trenches
just as he was heading for billets.
The book cover (above) features
a Crewe officer and names on Nantwich war memorial.
Private Robert Sandland (right) - a
war hero from Nantwich. The name of the other soldier
is not known but he is thought to have
survived the war.
Do you have any images?
IF you have any photographs of the
fallen from the Nantwich and Crewe areas, contact Mark Potts on
01270 560015 or e-mail him on
firstname.lastname@example.org. The images will be copied and returned
safely to you.
are finally found
THE fallen soldiers of
the First World War are commemorated on war memorials in
the Crewe and Nantwich areas. But the authors couldn't
trace some - until in mid 2013.
one from Doody's factory in Crewe in a shed in
Shavington; one from St John's, Crewe, in a basement at
St Andrew's Church (also in Crewe); and one from a
previous Bunbury Trinity Church. Thought to be lost when
a new church was built, it was found in the attic of the
Some soldiers still evaded the authors
MARK and Tony were still seeking details of the
last surviving Crewe and Nantwich soldier to serve in the First World
War shortly before their book was completed.
They are still interested in
receiving details and perhaps pictures of Edward A.Baker (Crewe), Albert
Ball (Crewe), Albert Barnes (Nantwich), Harry Binnersley
(Wybunbury), John Bisley (Nantwich), H.Breeze (Crewe), John Brookshaw
(Shavington), B.Buckley (Crewe), W.E.Chamberlain (Acton), Edwin Cooke
(Shavington), John Dodd (Crewe), Wilfred Hunt (Crewe), William Latham
(Crewe), Alfred John Lovatt (Wybunbury), S.H.Matthews (Crewe), Harold
Potts (Shavington), F.Powell (Crewe), Herbert Saunders (Nantwich),
Charles Thomas (Shavington), Frank White (Coppenhall Lychgate), and
As well as photographs and images of the
men, and their details, Mark and his co-author sought pictures
related to the First World War, especially street scenes of wartime
Nantwich and the unveiling of the war memorial in 1921.
Mark said: "I only have a
second-hand copy of that event."