“Let those who come after us see to it
that their names be not forgotten”*


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 follow us on Facebook or Twitter (see the column on the right) to find out about new additions and updates.


*Inscription from Macclesfield Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church war memorial.


Next Events:

25 May 2019: Bollington Great War Exhibition

Bollington Methodist Church, Cheshire Saturday 25th May 2019, 10am until 4pm Free Admission ...
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Latest Updates:

Nixon, John

John Nixon, Rifleman 535375, 15th Bn. London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) Killed in action 11th September 1918 in France, aged 20 ...
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Lees, John H

John Hadfield Lees, Private 66620, 2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died of wounds 24th August 1918 in France, aged 27 ...
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Arthur Hurst, Private 53706, 2nd Bn. Manchester Regiment Died 19th August 1918 in France, aged 24 ...
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Godwin, Robert

Robert Godwin, Private 2020275, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Died 18th August 1918 in France, aged 29 ...
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Latest News:

Macclesfield WWI Book – second edition now on sale

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a revised, second ...
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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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“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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