“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

 

Latest Updates:

Steele, Joseph

Joseph Steele, Lance-Corporal 267379, 1/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders Killed in action 31st July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 23 ...
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Scragg, Arthur L

Arthur Leonard Scragg, Lance-Corporal 55559, 10th Battalion, Welsh Regiment Killed in action 31st July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 31 ...
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Macclesfield WW2 Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 133 page A4 illustrated softback book, They ...
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Roome, Frank

Frank Roome, Private 49177, 17th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 31st July 1917 in Belgium, aged 29 ...
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Makin, Joshua

Joshua Makin, Private 17924, 1st/6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 31st July 1917 in Belgium, aged 39 ...
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Latest News and Events:

31 July 2017: Passchendaele Memorial Event

Park Green, Macclesfield Monday 31st July 2017, commencing at 7.10am (please arrive by 7am). Organised by the Royal British Legion.  ...
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Macclesfield WW2 Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 133 page A4 illustrated softback book, They ...
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17th March 2017: Harry Carlisle’s WW2 Research Appeal

Read the Macclesfield Express article, published on their website on 17th March 2017, about Harry Carlisle's quest to research the WW2 casualties ...
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5th August 2017: Macclesfield Area Passchendaele Exhibition

Macclesfield Salvation Army Hall, Wellington Street Saturday 5th August 2017, 10am until 5pm Ample parking in the adjacent Churchill Way Car ...
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Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July to 10 November 1917

At least sixty Macclesfield men died in the Battle of Passchendaele, or Third Battle of Ypres, which took place between ...
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