Remembrance at Chester Cathedral

On October the 1st, 1912, a Chapel for the Regiment, St Georges Chapel, was dedicated in the South Transept. It is a memorial to all ranks of the Regiment who have laid down their lives for their sovereign and country. On the left wall by the altar are the names of those who lost their lives in India and on the right the Boer War. Many war memorials can be found throughout the county and a website www.carlscam.com has an extensive number of pictures.

chapel

Stone slabs on the floor commemorate many of the regiments most well known officers and men. While many chairs have been donated in memory as well.

dedication

Little did the men of the 1st Battalion, who provided the honour guard in 1912, know that many of their names would be contained in the Roll of Honour now on display in the cathedral following the battle of Mons less than two years later.

boer war

On July 30th 1904 Field -Marshal Lord Roberts unveiled this alabaster memorial to the 129 men of the Regiment who were killed in action in the Boer War. Further memorials to HMS Chester, which fought with distinction and was badly damaged at the battle of Jutland. The Cheshire Yeomanry and the Royal Air Force are also to be found in the Cathedral.

The final memorial to the soldiers of the Regiment who have lost their lives since 1945. This includes the names of the 10 soldiers who lost their lives in Ballykelly on the 6th of December 1982.

Regiment and Queens Colours of several Battalions are here.

The First World War Roll of Honour containing 8417 names. Another book containing the names of the 715 men who fell in the second World War is also in the cathedral.

The St Mary de Castro Chapel in the Agricola Tower at the castle. The Original Regimental chapel. The first Regimental museum was on the ground floor of the tower.