“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:

Bygone news: 23 Mar 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

Roll of Honour; Local Men at the Front; Local News ...
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17th March 2017: Harry Carlisle’s WW2 Research Appeal

Read the Macclesfield Express article, published on their website on 17th March 2017, about Harry Carlisle's quest to research the WW2 casualties ...
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Bygone news: 16 Mar 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

  Roll of Honour; Local Men at the Front; Local News ...
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28 March 2017: Talk – The 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment

The Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire presents a talk The 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment by ...
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Bygone news: 9 Mar 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

  Roll of Honour; Local Men at the Front; In Memoriam ...
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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 AND ...
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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 - Refreshments available ...
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17th March 2017: Harry Carlisle’s WW2 Research Appeal

Read the Macclesfield Express article, published on their website on 17th March 2017, about Harry Carlisle's quest to research the WW2 casualties ...
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28 March 2017: Talk – The 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment

The Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire presents a talk The 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment by ...
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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 small display features local war memorials commemorating servicemen who ...
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