Macclesfield Salvation Army Roll of Honour

Imperial War Museum Reference 52388

 

THE BUILDING

The Salvation Army Citadel was in Mill Street, adjacent to the former Majestic Theatre. The Salvation Army building was itself originally a theatre, and was described in the Inland Revenue Valuation survey in April 1915 (Ref IR58/20318):

Salvation Army Barracks: Formerly Theatre Royal of Macclesfield and now converted into Army Hall, 36′ x 65′ x 30′ high, has pit seating for accommodating about 400 people and upper gallery for about 400 people. Entrance from Mill Street with two side staircases to galleries. Platform for orchestra and choir, with rooms used as office and sculleries below. Heated by steam from apparatus in basement. The whole brick built, flat roof. In good state of repair.

The Salvation Army later moved to the former Roe Street Chapel and the property, considerably altered, became the entrance to Duke’s Court shopping arcade.

The location of the building can be seen on this map.

 

THE MEMORIAL

The memorial has unfortunately been lost, and the only record of it at present is a report, printed in the Macclesfield Times on 6 October 1916, of it being presented to the Salvation Army Church by James A Goodwin, who had been wounded at Gallipoli and discharged from the Army.

The memorial was described as an illuminated roll, framed in dark oak.

 

 

Roll of Honour of the Comrades of the Macclesfield Corps,
Salvation Army, who thus served God, King and Country,
in the Great War of 1914, 1915, 1916

Wm Bromley McCormick, wounded in France
Harold McCormick, serving in France
James A Goodwin, Leaguer, invalided home from Gallipoli
James H Moores, Military Dep, Bandmaster
Jack Ryle, serving in France
Alfred Osborne, serving in France
Tom Walker, serving in Salonika
Bro. Miller, serving in Mesopotamia
Chas. Fredk. Needham, home service
Chas Goulden, serving in France
James Oldfield, wounded in France
Ernest Oldfield, serving in France

Corps Officers during the war:
Adjutant J and Mrs Prestage (now on Salvation Army hut work in France)
Adjt A A B Back, Captain White and Captain Beckwith

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”

 

 

 

Those named on the Salvation Army roll of honour who have been researched are listed below: