“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:

13th May 2017: Poynton Area Great War Exhibition

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10am until 5pm. Poynton Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RB Free parking - Free Admission ...
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Latest website updates: 3 Jan 2017

Full details added: Alphonso Corbishley, Private 42203, Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 19th Field Ambulance Died of wounds 25th ...
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Bygone news: 4 May 1912 – The Macclesfield Courier

News from the Macclesfield Courier of 4th May 1912. Final of Workshop's Knock-out Competition: Hewetson's Football Team ...
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Broadhurst, Jack

Jack Broadhurst, Private 3239, 55th Battalion, Australian Infantry Died 2nd April 1917 in France, aged 19 ...
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Corbishley, Alphonso

Alphonso Corbishley, Private 42203, Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 19th Field Ambulance Died of wounds 25th October 1916 in Somme, ...
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Latest News and Events:

“Not Forgotten” Macclesfield War Memorial Book

Art historian and Macclesfield Reflects member Geoff Archer has published a new book "NOT FORGOTTEN: FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS IN ...
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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 ...
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Macclesfield Reflects 2017 Calendar

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society have produced a new A4 sized calendar for 2017, featuring war memorials ...
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