“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:

Park Green War Memorial

Latest website updates: 2 Dec 2016

Full details added: Harry Cleaver, Private 291275, 1/7th Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 26th March 1917 in Gaza, Palestine, ...
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Houghton, Samuel

Samuel Houghton, Private 290580, "E" Coy, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine, aged 32 Read More

Hall, Fred

Fred Hall, Private 291460, 7th Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Gaza, Palestine, aged 24 (more…) ...
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Park Green W-end

Gallimore, John

John Gallimore, Private 290804, "D" Coy, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine, aged 19 Read More

Collins, James H

James Henry Collins, Private 290454, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine, aged 38 (more…) ...
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“Not Forgotten” Macclesfield War Memorial Book

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