Hyde War Memorial Trust


The Trust's work is limited and guided by deeds and official agreements.
They can be downloaded here:

  - 1921, Deed of Trust

  - 1976, Charity Commissions' New Scheme for the Trust

  - 1979, Agreement For Joint Management Of The Country Park

  - 1979, Plan Of The Country Park

Other interesting downloads:

  - A short history of the Trust, by Frand Gradwell, chair of the Trust from 2016 to 2022

  - During refurbishment of the Visitor Centre in 2020 we found sheet music entitled
    That Grand Old Hill of Werneth Low, listen here to a friend performing it.


  - QR codes for the web site

About This Web Site
This Web Site was created for Hyde War Memorial Trust by Lauren Gradwell and Carl Rogerson.   The information has been obtained from public sources and from information and photographs provided by the men's relatves.   More information is always welcome, as are corrections, email:   Carl  

Many people helped to improve the website by giving assistance, advice, and information.   They included David Cannon, Mike Moffat, Stephen Hodkinson, Ian R Cameron, Andy Kinsey, the late Ron Husband (who began the database of information about the 710 men), and many others.

Bibliography and other Sources


Bruckshaw, Horace, 1979, The Diaries of Private Horace Bruckshaw, 1915-1916, Scholar Press

Shaw, George, Scenes From The Home Front, 1996

Sidebotham, Randal, 1916, Hyde in War-time: Soldiers, Sailors and Civilian Deeds


Hyde Reporter and the Cheshire Herald 1914 - 1920 editions

Manchester Evening News, Archive 1914 - 1921


Ancestry - www.ancestry.co.uk

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org

Find My Past - www.findmypast.co.uk

Find A Grave - www.findagrave.com

More Than a Name - www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk

The Great War Forum - www.1914-1918.invisionzone.com

Online Record Collections:

Commonwealth War Grave Records 1914 - 1921

1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 U.K. Census Collections.

Birth, Marriage and Death Records

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914 - 1920

UK, WWI Service Medals and Award Rolls, 1914-1920

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914 - 1920

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914 - 1920

UK, Army Registers of Soldier's Effects, 1901 - 1929

Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 - 1919 (Soldiers Death Record)

UK, Silver War Badge Records, 1914 - 1920

UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793 - 1949

UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970

UK, Navy Medal and Award Roll, 1793-1972

UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1853-1928

UK, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914 - 1920

Web: UK, Royal Naval Reserve Service Records, 1860 - 1955

Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914 - 1922

UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914 - 1919

Web: UK, Royal Marines Register of Service Index, 1842 - 1925

Web: UK Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Service Records Index, 1903 - 1922

Web: UK, Royal Naval Division Index, 1914 - 1919

UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914 - 1919

Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924


Provided by relatives of the men.