“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:

26th August 2018: Barnaby Festival WWI Exhibitions at Christ Church

Christ Church, Bridge St, Macclesfield Sunday 26th August 2018, 11am until 4pm Free admission, no tickets needed: donations welcome ...
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21st – 23rd September 2018: Aftermath 100 World Peace Event

An event to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the Great War 100 years ago at ...
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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:

Bradbury, Duncan

Duncan Bradbury, Lieutenant, 6th Sqdn. Royal Air Force Died of wounds 15th August 1918 in France, aged 20 ...
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Wardle, Edward

Edward Wardle, Gunner 103019, 177th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action 14th August 1918 in Belgium, aged 37 ...
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Challener, John

John Challener, Private 52021, "A" Coy. 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Killed in action 11th August 1918 in France, aged 18 ...
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Oldfield, Frank

Frank Oldfield, Private 291030, 1st/7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 6th August 1918 in Rouen, France, aged 31 ...
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Latest News:

Macclesfield WW2 Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 133 page ...
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Macclesfield Reflects 2018 Calendar – last one!

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society have produced an A4 sized calendar for 2018, ...
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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 ...
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