“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 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 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.

 

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18 May 2019: Bollington Great War Exhibition

Bollington Methodist Church, Cheshire Saturday 18th May 2019, 10am until 4pm Free Admission ...
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Dale, John H

John Henry Dale, Private 2074, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 26 ...
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Sutton, Joseph

Joseph Sutton, Private 1589, D Coy. 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th August 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 21 ...
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Hooley, Thomas Vernon Coates

Thomas Vernon Coates Hooley, Private 2186, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th August 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 21 ...
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Hodgson, John

John Hodgson, Private 2388, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 9th August 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 20 ...
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Macclesfield WWI Book – second edition now on sale

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