“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:

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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2018: Aftermath 100

A series of events taking place during 2018 to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the ...
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Latest Updates:

Wardle, Joseph

Joseph Wardle, Private 50199, 11th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 29th April 1918 in France, aged 31 ...
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Martin, Philip

Philip Martin, Private 300597, 17th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 29th April 1918 in Belgium, aged 19 ...
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Byrom, Frederick R

Frederick Ralph Byrom, Private SS/19375, Army Service Corps Died of wounds 28th April 1918 in France, aged 46 ...
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Frost, Arthur

Arthur Frost, Gunner 131235, "J" Anti-Aircraft Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery Died of wounds 27th April 1918 in France, aged 31 ...
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Latest News:

Macclesfield Reflects 2018 Calendar – last one!

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society have produced an A4 sized calendar for 2018, ...
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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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10 October 2018: “Mossley Military Hospital” talk

The Family History Society of Cheshire, Tameside Group presents a talk "Mossley Military Hospital" ...
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