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“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:

Exhibition Visitors

18th – 26th June 2016: Battle of the Somme War Memorial Display

In association with Incubation Arts, Macclesfield Reflects has produced a ...
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Battle of the Somme: 1 July to 18 November 1916

At least fifty-five Macclesfield men died in the infamous Battle of the Somme, ...
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Rose, Thomas F

Thomas Frederick Rose, L/Cpl 31761, 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 14th November 1916 in ...
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Gosling, James

James Gosling, Private 11558, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died of wounds 30th July 1916 ...
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Conscription was introduced in March 1916

28th June 2016: Talk on Conscientious Objectors

The Family History Society of Cheshire (Macclesfield Group) presents a talk and display: Conscientious ...
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Latest News and Events:

28th June 2016: Talk on Conscientious Objectors

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

Latest website updates: 11 June 2016

  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