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“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:

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Bygone news: 22 Sep 1916 – The Macclesfield Times

News from the Macclesfield Times and East Cheshire Observer of Friday 22nd ...
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9th November 2016: Talk – Art of WWI by Danny Wells

7.30pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016 The Whitaker Room, Old Sunday School, Roe ...
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17th-18th Sept 2016: Nether Alderley History Weekend

Family History Weekend and WW1 Display AT ST.MARY’S CHURCH, NETHER ...
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Simpson, Arthur

Arthur Simpson, Private 5630, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Died 20th July 1916 ...
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Bygone news: 15 Sep 1916 – The Macclesfield Times

News from the Macclesfield Times and East Cheshire Observer of Friday 15th ...
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Latest website updates: 11 Sep 2016

  Full details added:   Arthur Rowbotham, Private 203702, 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 29th October 1917 in Somme, France Harry Wood, Private 291769, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 23   Preliminary details added: Thomas Avery, Sergeant 80125, 31st Battalion, … Continue reading

Macclesfield Christ Church WW1 Display

  Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield is host to a number of War Memorials saved from some of Macclesfield’s former churches. A small display features local war memorials commemorating servicemen who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme, which took place in France between 1st July and 18th … Continue reading