“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:

17th-21st October 2018: Battlefield Tour of Belgium and France

Five-Day Tour to Battlefields of WWI in France and Belgium Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st October 2018 ...
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3 November 2018: Knutsford Great War Exhibition

Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess St, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6BY Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10am until 4pm Free Admission ...
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Choices Then and Now

A unique exhibition depicting choices in WWI and choices today. Macclesfield Library Monday 5th – Saturday 10th November 2018  Upstairs in the library ...
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Latest Updates:

Sellers, Reginald A

Reginald Arthur Sellers, Private 230825, 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry Killed in action 21st September 1918 in France, aged 24 ...
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Oldfield, Ernest

Ernest Oldfield, Private 120361, 60th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action 19th September 1918 in Palestine, aged 29 ...
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Slater, Walter

Walter Slater, Private 282332, 1st/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers Died of wounds 16th October 1918 in France, aged 26 ...
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Ashness, Fred

Fred Ashness, Private TR/4/79924, 53rd Bn. Welsh Regiment Died of influenza 13th October 1918 at Kinmel Park, North Wales, aged 18 ...
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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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Choices Then and Now

A unique exhibition depicting choices in WWI and choices today. Macclesfield Library Monday 5th – Saturday 10th November ...
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