“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:

Stanway, George

George Stanway, L/Cpl 14093, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regt Died 7th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium ...
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Smith, John

John Smith, Private 24970, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regt Died 7th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium ...
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Riddlesworth, Leonard

Leonard Riddlesworth, L/Cpl 50230, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regt Died 7th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 26 ...
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Bygone news: 20 Apr 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

Roll of Honour; News from the Front; Announcements ...
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Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July to 10 November 1917

At least sixty Macclesfield men died in the Battle of Passchendaele, or Third Battle of Ypres, which took place between ...
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Latest News and Events:

“Not Forgotten” Macclesfield War Memorial Book

Art historian and Macclesfield Reflects member Geoff Archer has published a new book "NOT FORGOTTEN: FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS IN AND ...
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13th May 2017: Poynton Area Great War Exhibition

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10am until 5pm. Poynton Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RB Free parking - Free Admission - Refreshments available ...
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17th March 2017: Harry Carlisle’s WW2 Research Appeal

Read the Macclesfield Express article, published on their website on 17th March 2017, about Harry Carlisle's quest to research the WW2 casualties ...
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10 August 2017: Talk – WWI Conscientious Objectors

The Bramhall Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire presents a talk WWI Conscientious Objectors by Celia Davies and Pat Baker ...
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Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July to 10 November 1917

At least sixty Macclesfield men died in the Battle of Passchendaele, or Third Battle of Ypres, which took place between ...
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