The Great War Dead of Crewe & Nantwich – can you help?

Nantwich War Memorial

Nantwich War Memorial, 2005, © Adrian Bruce

Do you have relatives from Crewe & Nantwich who paid the ultimate price in the Great War? Do you have any photos of them? If so, then Mark Potts wants to hear from you.

Many of you will be aware of the great series of books about the war dead of Crewe & Nantwich, that started in 2001 with “Dear Mrs Jones: The Great War Dead of Crewe & Nantwich”. Mark Potts is one of the authors of these books and he needs your help to commemorate your relatives.



He’s currently working on “WHERE THE FALLEN LIVE FOREVER – THE GREAT WAR DEAD OF CREWE AND NANTWICH”, which is to be published in August 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One. Mark tells me that they have been working on it for about eight years and they now have photographs of 413 of the 1,250 men who are commemorated on the World War 1 memorials in the Crewe & Nantwich area.

But that’s still over 800 whose faces are in danger of being lost from memory. Have you got any photos of friends or relatives who died during the 1914-18 war and whose names appear on the local memorials of the Crewe & Nantwich area? If so, please get in contact with Mark, because he’d love to be able to include those photos in the new book. And if you know they were from the area and were killed during the War, but aren’t sure whether they’re on one of the local memorials, don’t worry, ask Mark – he’ll sort it out.

Contact Mark Potts on ;

Telephone 01270 560015 or mobile 07503 178132

My grandfather's Great War Medals

My grandfather, Corporal Jack Bruce, 36844 of A Battery, 86th Brigade, RFA, was fortunate enough to survive his service. He would have seen things unimaginable to us. © Adrian Bruce

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Retired IT professional; family historian and mathematician by training.
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