“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.

 

Latest Updates:

Wright, Ernest

Ernest Wright, Private 9866, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 8th May 1915 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 18 ...
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Hartley, Arnold

Arnold Hartley, Private 7514, 1st Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment Died 26th September 1914 in France, aged 29 ...
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Hanaghan, Walter

Walter Hanaghan, Private 47237, Royal Army Medical Corps Died of illness 24th January 1919 at sea on Hospital Ship Valdivia, aged 42 ...
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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 now on sale

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