“You live as long as you are remembered”*
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 News and Events:
J W I Jones, Royal Navy
Lost at sea 1st June 1916 in the Battle of Jutland
Theodore Procter, Stoker 1st Class SS/115964, Royal Navy H.M.S. "Warrior"
Lost at sea 31st May 1916, aged ...
James Ezekiel Cooper, Private 15306, 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action 10th July ...
Philip Miller/Millar, L/Cpl 8776, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died of wounds 12th ...
Benjamin Cropper Bury, Private G/17463, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Killed in action 11th July 1916 ...
At least fifty-five Macclesfield men died in the infamous Battle of the Somme, which took place between 1st July and 18th November 1916. Many more casualties came from the surrounding villages and other regiments. Read about the Battle of the Somme on Wikipedia. The … Continue reading
Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 668 page A4 illustrated book, “For the freedom of us all”, giving a background to the names listed on 32 WW1 war memorials from towns and villages … Continue reading