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The Cleator Moor World War One Project is a community Project to remember almost 250 servicemen from the Cleator Moor district who lost their lives in World War 1.

The Cleator Moor Roll of Honour  was published in 2012  produced by Cleator Moor Town Council with research support of local historian Mr Joseph Ritson. This document remembers those from Cleator and Cleator Moor who gave their lives in the conflict of war. 

 In 2017 a group of Cleator Moor residents came together with a shared goal of researching the story of their  ancestors who served in the Great war using the Roll of Honour as the source document .

The aim was  to produce a lasting and relevant record for the community of Cleator Moor here in the 21st Century. This  website was the result of this groups work . It contains a detailed biogarphical record for each of  those 250  men who died in the First World War. 

 The website also includes features and stories relating to the conflict and the town of Cleator Moor that have been shared with us by people who had family members who served.

We are looking for ongoing contributions from the public who may have  photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters and  keepsakes, as well as family tales and anecdotes from that time  passed down to help them build a clear picture of these men; where they lived, where they worked and who their family were.

If you would like to volunteer ,have a story to share or maybe have some information /photos you would want to share with this project, please click here .

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Pvt
Northumberland Fusiliers
Service #5/3097

Date of Birth 1895

Date of Death 26th May 1915

Pte
Border Regiment
Service #7511

Date of Birth 1888

Date of Death 26th Oct 1914

Pvt
Northumberland Fusiliers
Service #27/852

Date of Birth 15 February 1898

Date of Death 12th Dec 1917

2nd Ltn.
Border Regiment

Date of Birth 17 January 1879

Date of Death 21st Jul 1916