“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 – February 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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Latest Updates:

2018: Aftermath 100

A series of events taking place during 2018 to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the Great War 100 years ago ...
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Hodkinson, Thomas

Thomas Hodkinson, Private 45986, 12th Bn, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 6th February 1918 in Greece, aged 34 ...
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Challinor, Herbert B

Herbert Bromley Challinor, Private 6981, 14th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 5th February 1918 in France, aged 32 ...
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Potts, Richard

Richard Potts, L/Cpl 19617, 9th Bn, South Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 2nd February 1918 in Greece, aged 23 ...
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Latest News:

“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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Macclesfield Reflects 2018 Calendar – on sale now!

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society have produced an A4 sized calendar for 2018, ...
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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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