“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


Next Events:

29th July 2018: Barnaby Festival WWI Exhibitions at Christ Church

Christ Church, Bridge St, Macclesfield Sunday 29th July 2018, 11am until 4pm Free admission, no tickets needed: donations welcome ...
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21st – 23rd September 2018: Aftermath 100 World Peace Event

An event to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the Great War 100 years ago at ...
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10 October 2018: “Mossley Military Hospital” talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Tameside Group presents a talk "Mossley Military Hospital" by Rita Vaughan. on Wednesday ...
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Latest Updates:

Bardsley, Fred

Fred Bardsley, Private 52797, 1st/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in action 22nd July 1918 in France, aged 19 ...
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Marsden, Archibald

Archibald Marsden, Private 67543, 1st/5th Bn. Devonshire Regiment Killed in action 20th July 1918 in France, aged 19 ...
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Milne, Ashley A

Ashley Albert Milne, Rifleman 17/2247, A Coy 15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles Died of illness 19th July 1918 while a prisoner of war in Germany ...
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Whalley, Herbert

Herbert Whalley, Private 243448, 15th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 16th July 1918 in Belgium, aged 34 ...
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Latest News:

“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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Macclesfield WW2 Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 133 page ...
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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 ...
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