“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


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2018: Aftermath 100

A series of events taking place during 2018 to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the ...
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Collier, Norman M

Norman Mason Collier, Private 291822, 1/7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Killed in action 27th December 1917 in Syria, aged 32 ...
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Beaumont, William

William Beaumont, Rifleman R/15923, 11th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps Died of wounds 23rd December 1917 in Germany, aged 27 ...
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Lear, William

William Lear, Private 114240, 191st Coy. Labour Corps Killed in action 18th December 1917 in Belgium, aged 43 ...
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Vigrass, Harry

Henry (Harry) Vigrass, Private 290625, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 17th December 1917 in Palestine, aged 26 ...
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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 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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2018: Aftermath 100

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