“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:

19 March 2018: “Railways in Britain during WWI” talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Alsager Group presents a talk "Railways in Britain during WWI" by Jeremy Nicholls. ...
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27 March 2018: Macclesfield Family History Society Great War talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Macclesfield Group presents a talk "The Impact of Macclesfield’s Mayors in the Great ...
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10 October 2018: “Mossley Military Hospital” talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Tameside Group presents a talk "Mossley Military Hospital" by Rita Vaughan. on Wednesday ...
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Latest Updates:

Wadsworth, Frank

Frank Wadsworth, L/Cpl 202346, 2nd/5th Bn. Manchester Regiment Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 36 ...
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Swaine, Harry

Harry Swaine, Private 34691, 5th Bn. Border Regiment Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 20 ...
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Mitchell, Charles

Mitchell, Charles

Charles Mitchell, Private 52290, 2nd/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 19 ...
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Goodwin, Gilbert

Gilbert Goodwin, Private 45165, 2nd Bn. Durham Light Infantry Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 26 ...
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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 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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Macclesfield WW2 Book

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