“You live as long as you are remembered”*
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 News and Events:
In association with Incubation Arts, Macclesfield Reflects has produced a pop-up exhibition in Charles Roe House, Chestergate, Macclesfield featuring local war memorials commemorating servicemen who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme, which took place in France between 1st July and 18th … Continue reading
The Family History Society of Cheshire (Macclesfield Group) presents a talk and display: Conscientious Objectors in World War One by Pat Baker and Celia Davies from the Society of Friends (Quakers). Conscription into the British Army was introduced for the first … Continue reading
At least fifty-five Macclesfield men died in the infamous Battle of the Somme, which took place between 1st July and 18th November 1916. Many more casualties came from the surrounding villages. Read about the Battle of the Somme on Wikipedia. The names of … Continue reading
Full details added: Philip Miller/Millar, L/Cpl 8776, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died of wounds 12th July 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 25 Fred Haynes Kershaw, Private 21265, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died of wounds 15th July 1916 in the Somme, France Arthur … Continue reading