“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:

18 November 2017: Kettleshulme Great War Exhibition

Kettleshulme Memorial Hall, Macclesfield Rd, Kettleshulme, ...
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Latest Updates:

Turner, Harry

Harry Turner, L/Cpl 27731, 18th Bn. Welsh Regiment Killed in action 24th November 1917 in France ...
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Culley, James E

James E Culley, L/Cpl 14069, 12th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Died 23rd November 1917 in Greece, aged 24 ...
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Brown, William

William Brown, Private 235168, 2nd Bn. East Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 21st November 1917 in Belgium, aged 25 ...
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Rose, James

James Rose, Private 33510, 216th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action 18th November 1917 in Belgium, aged 21 ...
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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 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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