Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery – Photo: Adam Taylor

The bodies of those from the Macclesfield area who lost their lives in the Great War are spread across a large area of Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.

From research carried out up to November 2018:


Those who served in the local 7th Cheshire Regiment:

14 died in England (11 buried in Macclesfield Cemetery)

16 died in Belgium (6 buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, 4 at Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension)

12 died in France (7 buried in Raperie British Cemetery)

47 died in Gallipoli, Turkey

5 died in Egypt

5 died in Mudros, Greece and are buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery

3 died in Iraq

24 died in Israel/Palestine


All Macclesfield men:

86 died in England. Most are buried in the Macclesfield area.

222 died in Belgium. 97 of these have no known grave and are remembered on the Menin Gate, Tyne Cot and Plogsteert memorials. The remainder are buried in over 60 different cemeteries.

344 died in France. 122 of these have no known grave and are remembered on a number of memorials including those at Le Touret, Loos, Thiepval, Arras and Pozieres. The remainder are buried in about 140 different cemeteries.

76 died in Gallipoli, Turkey.

37 died in Israel/Palestine.

59 died in other places.


War Memorials and Cemeteries

Macclesfield Area

Manchester Area