Remembering The War Dead
We are proud to be part of the project to honour those who died due to enemy action
in the two great wars of the 20th century and later conflicts and who had connections
to the parishes of Mellor Balderstone and Osbaldeston. Many of these people are not
recorded on the Mellor War Memorial. Rather than add additional names to the existing war memorial Mellor
Parish Council with help from Balderstone Council commissioned four identical handwritten books which were to be presented
to the four churches in the area as a resource and a memorial for future generations. The formal presentations will have to be
posponed. Copies of theses books will be made available for easy access in public places. A facsimile of the book can be accessed via a link on the left.
The information which drives this website has been collected by many people but special thanks must go
to the clerk and councillors of Mellor Parish Council. John Jackson has allowed us to use his book
'Balderstone Remembers' and we have used some extracts from the booklet 'Samlesbury Soldiers from the Great War'.
Many of the documents have been downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website. This is a free resource
open to everybody and contains a wealth of information. As this site develops we will download and
include more of these documents with the individual records
In June 1921 the survivors or the families of those who died were presented with a leather bound booklet containing the names
of all those who served in the 'Great War'. A facsimile of one book can be accessed via a link on the left.
Finally an interactive map showing all the graves/memorials of these people is also available on the left.
As always your help in adding to, checking and correcting the data on this site would be appreciated. Additions and
corrections to the information please to firstname.lastname@example.org and suggestions about the website to email@example.com