Rank: Private
Service Number:241102.
Regiment: 13th Bn Cheshire Regiment
Killed In Action Friday 10th August 1917
Age 34
County Memorial Upton nr Chester
Commemorated\Buried Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 19 - 22.

James's Story.



1883 Plenstall, Hoole Village

1901 Census

Guilden Sutton Lane James Aged 18

James Anderton Aged 44

Jane Anderton Aged 46

Peter Anderton Aged 24

Jane Anderton Aged 14

Margaret Anderton Aged 12

1911 Census Born

Upton Heyes, Flag Lane, Worked as a garden labourer

Jane Anderton Age 56 Born Guilden Sutton

James Anderton Age 54 Born Barrow

James Anderton Age 28

Jane Anderton Age 24 Born Hoole


Son of Jane Anderton, of The Demage Cottages, Upton, Chester.

James Enlisted at Chester

James was reported Missing 10th August 1917 He has No Known Grave and is Remembered in Ypres Menin Gate

On The Day

On that morning (10th August, 1917) the attack began at 04.45. As they went “over the top”, they progressed until they were held up by a German strongpoint. This was soon destroyed by stokes mortars and a vigorous assault. However, the assault was pushed through and they captured their objectives, i.e. the German front and support lines. But, once again, their success came at a very costly price, with 395 officers and men becoming casualties, of which 72 men (four of the originals) being killed in action. The attack on the Bellwaerde and Westhoek Ridge’s was to be the last major attack which the 13th Cheshire’s took part in for the remaining part of their existence.


Researched and Complied by Simon Gildea