“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:

January – March 2018: Aftermath100 Derelict Trench & Artwork Exhibition

This exhibition, kindly facilitated by Julie Hamer of local art group INCUBATION ARTS, in Churchill Chambers, Churchill Way, Macclesfield SK11 ...
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9 March 2018: Macclesfield Historical Society Great War talk

Macclesfield Historical Society presents a talk "The Great War: Shattered Illusions" by Danny Wells. at 7.45pm on Friday 9th ...
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12 March 2018: WWI Conscientious Objectors talk

The Northwich Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire presents a talk "WWI Conscientious Objectors" by Pat Baker and Celia Davies at ...
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Latest Updates:

Davenport, Harold

Harold Davenport, 2nd Lieutenant, 122nd Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 30 ...
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Cliffe, Albert E

Albert Edwin Cliffe, Private 24435, 1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 27 ...
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Boyle, J E Percy

Joseph Edwin Percy Boyle, Private 35630, 111th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 31 ...
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Booth, Harry

Harry Booth, Private 291000, 1st/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 10th March 1918 in Palestine, aged 30 ...
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Latest News:

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 ...
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January – March 2018: Aftermath100 Derelict Trench & Artwork Exhibition

This exhibition, kindly facilitated by Julie Hamer of local art group INCUBATION ARTS, in Churchill ...
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Macclesfield WW2 Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 133 page ...
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