“Let those who come after us see to it
that their names be not forgotten”*


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 was 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 follow us on Facebook or Twitter (see the column on the right) to find out about new additions and updates.


*Inscription from Macclesfield Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church war memorial.


Latest Updates:

Hall, Richard

Richard Hall, Private 17957, 2nd Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment Died 30th November 1919 at Macclesfield Infirmary, aged 37 ...
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April 2020: Short Break to Ypres

Cheshire Villages Great War Society Coach Trip to Ypres, Belgium from Macclesfield and Congleton Sunday 26th - Thursday 30th April 2020 ...
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13 August 2019: RootsTech Genealogy Conference Giveaway – CLOSED

Flash Giveaway - win a 3-day pass to RootsTech London 2019! Giveaway closes at midnight BST on Friday 23rd August 2019 - NOW CLOSED. The ...
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Latest News:

“Not Forgotten” Macclesfield War Memorial Book

Art historian and Macclesfield Reflects member Geoff Archer has published a new book "NOT FORGOTTEN: FIRST ...
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Macclesfield WWI Book – second edition almost sold out

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a revised, ...
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