“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:

Upton, Arthur

Arthur Upton, L/Cpl 1544, 1/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Killed in action 30th May 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 35 ...
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Tomkinson, James H

James Henry Tomkinson, Corporal 5419, 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry Died of wounds 6th October 1918 in France, aged 27 ...
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Weaver, James

James Weaver, Private 800117, 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Died 17th April 1917 in France, aged 23 ...
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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:

“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 WW2 Book

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