Macclesfield Park Green War Memorial

Imperial War Museum Reference 2085.

Macclesfield Park Green War Memorial was unveiled by the Mayor of Macclesfield, Alderman J. G. Frost, on 21st September 1921. The memorial, designed by J Millard, is listed by English Heritage and comprises of a tall pedestal with three bronze figures, and four smaller pedestals inscribed with the names of the fallen. The subjects depicted by the three figures are unusual in that they show a woman in mourning, and Britannia laying a laurel wreath on a dead soldier, rather than the more usual subjects of heroic servicemen or angels.

The low wall to each side of the main part of the memorial bears metal panels listing the names of those who fell in World War Two.

The main memorial was unveiled on 21 September 1921, but the pedestals bearing the names of the fallen were added a little later.

Park Green is also the location of Macclesfield’s recently dedicated “Shot at Dawn” memorial.

The names listed below are those who have been researched so far.


This memorial was erected in
honour of Macclesfield men who
gave their lives for their King & Empire
in the Great War 1914 – 1918

Unveiled by the mayor of Macclesfield
Alderman J. G. Frost J.P. September 21st 1921

France – Belgium – Egypt
Palestine – Mesopotamia – Russia
Italy – Macedonia – Dardanelles