“You live as long as you are remembered”*


Park Green War Memorial

Photo: Geoff Archer

Over one thousand servicemen from Macclesfield and the surrounding villages lost their lives during the First World War, and thousands of lives were irrevocably changed.

This website is being created by the Macclesfield Reflects group to share the stories of local people during the Great War. If you have any photos, documents or information about anyone in the Macclesfield area who was involved in the Great War in any way, we’d love to hear from you – please use the contact form to tell us how you can help our project. Thank you.

Information is mostly being added in date order, so if you don’t find anything about your ancestor, please check back later – or add your email address to the subscribers list (on the right) to receive an email when the website is updated.

*Said to be an old Russian proverb


Latest Updates:

Ridgway, Alfred

Alfred Ridgway, Private 41190, 11th Battalion, Manchester Regt Died 13th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium ...
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Leah, Norman

Norman Leah, Private 22347, 11th Battalion, South Lancashire Regt Died 12th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium ...
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Carter, Harry

Harry Carter, Sergeant 68055, 111th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action 12th June 1917 in Belgium, aged 29 ...
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Bygone news: 18 May 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

Roll of Honour; News from the Front; Local News; Announcements ...
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Murray, Philip A

Philip Ashton Murray, Private 661814, Labour Corps Conscripted 14th June 1918 and survived the war ...
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Latest News and Events:

17th March 2017: Harry Carlisle’s WW2 Research Appeal

Read the Macclesfield Express article, published on their website on 17th March 2017, about Harry Carlisle's quest to research the WW2 casualties ...
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10 August 2017: Talk – WWI Conscientious Objectors

The Bramhall Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire presents a talk WWI Conscientious Objectors by Celia Davies and Pat Baker ...
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Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July to 10 November 1917

At least sixty Macclesfield men died in the Battle of Passchendaele, or Third Battle of Ypres, which took place between ...
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“Not Forgotten” Macclesfield War Memorial Book

Art historian and Macclesfield Reflects member Geoff Archer has published a new book "NOT FORGOTTEN: FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS IN AND ...
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5th August 2017: Macclesfield Area Passchendaele Exhibition

Macclesfield Salvation Army Hall, Wellington Street Saturday 5th August 2017, 10am until 5pm Ample parking in the adjacent Churchill Way Car ...
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