“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

 

Next Events:

29th May 2018: A Soldier’s Story

Tatton Park, near Knutsford Tuesday 29th May 2018, 11am until 4pm Free admission to exhibition - park entry fee applies ...
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16th-17th June 2018: Barnaby Festival WWI Exhibitions

Capesthorne Room, Macclesfield Town Hall Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018, 10.30am until 4.30pm Free admission: donations welcome ...
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10 October 2018: “Mossley Military Hospital” talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Tameside Group presents a talk "Mossley Military Hospital" by Rita Vaughan. on Wednesday ...
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17th-21st October 2018: Battlefield Tour of Belgium and France

Five-Day Tour to Battlefields of WWI in France and Belgium Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st October 2018 ...
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Latest Updates:

Broadhurst, William C

William Charles Broadhurst, Chief Motor Mechanic MB/939, (Motor Boat Reserve) H.M.M.L. "No. 545." Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Died of pneumonia 26th June 1918 in Gibraltar, aged ...
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Kitchen, Wilfred

Wilfred Kitchen, Private 31526, 11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 28th June 1918 in France, aged 19 ...
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Hudson, Benjamin

Benjamin Hudson, Private 49050, 7th Bn. Norfolk Regiment Died of wounds 26th June 1918 in Rouen, France, aged 19 ...
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Gaskell, Lily

Lily Gaskell, Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service Died of pneumonia 3 January 1919 at Dulcie Avenue Military Hospital, Manchester, aged 35 ...
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Latest News:

Macclesfield WW2 Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 133 page ...
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17th-21st October 2018: Battlefield Tour of Belgium and France

Five-Day Tour to Battlefields of WWI in France and Belgium Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st ...
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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 ...
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