“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:

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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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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2018: Aftermath 100

A series of events taking place during 2018 to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the ...
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Latest Updates:

Reade, James

James Read(e), Private 290640, 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 23rd October 1918 in France, aged 30 ...
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Booth, John J

John James Booth, Private 3041, 13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Formerly (TR3/10156) 50th Bn. Training Reserve Died of influenza 7th July 1918 in Macclesfield, aged 27 ...
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Don’t miss our WWI exhibitions at Macclesfield Town Hall this weekend!

Our two exhibitions are nearing completion and will be open to the public free of charge between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, 16th ...
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Grimshaw, George H

George Henry Grimshaw, Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force Accidentally killed 8th July 1918 in Scotland, aged 24 ...
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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 Christ Church WW1 Display

Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield is host to a number of War Memorials saved from some of Macclesfield's former churches. A ...
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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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