“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 was 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.


Latest Updates:

9 November 2019: Wilmslow Great War Exhibition

Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, SK9 1PR Saturday 9th November 2019, 10am until 5pm Free Admission ...
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22 October 2019: “Not Forgotten” Macclesfield Family History Society talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Macclesfield Group presents a talk "Not Forgotten" by Geoff Archer How, why, for whom, and by whom, were ...
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13 August 2019: RootsTech Genealogy Conference Giveaway

Flash Giveaway - win a 3-day pass to RootsTech London 2019! Giveaway closes at midnight BST on Friday 23rd August 2019 - NOW CLOSED. The ...
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19 July 2019: World War One Peace Day Tree Planting

11am Friday 19th July 2019 - Peace Day ceremonial tree planting in West Park ...
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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 WWI Book – second edition almost sold out

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a revised, ...
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