Macclesfield Museums


The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield is now home to several war memorials and rolls of honour from churches and other institutions which have closed since the time of the Great War:

Ancient Order of Foresters, Macclesfield

Beech Lane Methodist Chapel

Church Street West Methodist Chapel

Ebenezer Chapel, Rainow Road

Hurdsfield Sunday School

Mill Street Mission

Sunderland Street Chapel

Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The location of the Silk Museum can be seen on this map.

The war memorial for Macclesfield Sunday School is still on display at the nearby Old Sunday School (formerly Macclesfield Heritage Centre).


Those named on memorials displayed at the Silk Museum and the Old Sunday School who have been researched are named below:

Avery, Frank

Frank Avery, Private 291310, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 25th October 1918 in Belgium, aged 24  … Continue reading

Bailey, Alfred

Alfred Bailey, Private T/3329, 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 2nd August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 26 … Continue reading

Belfield, Harold

Harold Belfield, Private 37496, 134th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died of wounds 11th April 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 18 … Continue reading

Bingham, Harold

Harold Bingham, Private 2021, 7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment (Later transferred to 245288 648th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps) Died 6th November 1918 in Cheltenham, aged 31 … Continue reading

Birch, Albert

Albert Birch, Corporal 14638, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 22nd September 1915 at Festubert, France, aged 23 … Continue reading

Booth, John J

John James Booth, Private 3041, 13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Formerly (TR3/10156) 50th Bn. Training Reserve Died of influenza 7th July 1918 in Macclesfield, aged 27 … Continue reading

Burgess, Frank

Frank Burgess, Able Seaman R/4423, Anson Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Killed in action 15th July 1918 in France, aged 26 … Continue reading

Clark, Joseph

Joseph Clark, Private 43597, 7th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Killed in action 28th October 1918 in France, aged 26 … Continue reading

Clarke, Frank

Frank Clarke, Mersey Z/813, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy Died of pneumonia 17th September 1917 in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, aged 23 … Continue reading

Clegg, James

James Clegg, Private 39272, 8th Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died of heatstroke 16th July 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 35 … Continue reading

Clowes, James

James Clowes, Private 11509, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Killed in action 23rd July 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 37 … Continue reading

Colclough, James

James Colclough, Private 37114, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Killed in action 9th April 1918 in Palestine, aged 19 … Continue reading

Collier, William H

William Harold Collier, Rifleman 242690, 2nd/5th Bn, South Lancashire Regiment (attd. Base Supply Depot, Army Service Corps) Died of wounds 15th January 1918 in France, aged 24 … Continue reading

Crowder, John C

John Charles Crowder, Private 37354, “X” Coy, 9th Battn, Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in enemy air raid 4th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 23 … Continue reading

Dale, Charles R

Charles Redwood Dale, Sergeant 307359, 2/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd September 1917 in Belgium, aged 23 … Continue reading

Dean, Fred

Fred Dean, L/Cpl 14635, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France, aged 27 … Continue reading

Dennerley, John W

John William Dennerley, Private 44951, 1st/5th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers Died of wounds 7th November 1917 at Lichtervelde, Belgium, aged 28 … Continue reading

Eaton, Arthur R

Arthur Roland Eaton, Sergeant 244344, “C” Coy. 1st/5th Bn., Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 26th November 1917 in France, aged 20 … Continue reading

Findlow, John

John Findlow, Private R/367253, 62nd Re-mount Sqdn., Army Service Corps Died 16th April 1918 in York Military Hospital, England, aged 41 … Continue reading

Finney, Albert V

Albert Victor Finney, Private 282331, “C” Coy. 2/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers Died of wounds 14th October 1917 in Belgium, aged 20 … Continue reading

Hewitt, The Rev. Sydney R, O.B.E.

The Rev. Sydney Rangeley Hewitt, O.B.E., Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains’ Department attd. 6th Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps Died of influenza and pneumonia 16th February 1919 in Germany, aged 27 … Continue reading

Jones, Harold V

Harold Victor Jones, Private 71879, “B” Coy 4th Bn attd. 11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt) Died of wounds 7th October 1918 in France, aged 21 … Continue reading

Leah, John

John Leah, Private 290653, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 25th October 1918 in Belgium, aged 23  … Continue reading

Leah, Norman

Norman Leah, Private 22347, 11th Battalion, South Lancashire Regt Killed in action 12th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 20 … Continue reading

Luttman, Fred

Fred Luttman, Private 22075, A Coy 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Killed in action 21st May 1915 near Festubert, aged 27 … Continue reading

Makin, Arthur

Arthur Makin, Rifleman 50780, 2nd/6th Bn. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 18th December 1917 in Belgium, aged 19 … Continue reading

Makin, Harry

Harry Makin, Corporal 29652, 2nd/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment Died of wounds 3rd November 1918 in France, aged 32 … Continue reading

Mason, John

John Charles Mason, Private 10514, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 35 … Continue reading

Moss, Dennis

Dennis Moss, Private 26315, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Killed in action 13th November 1916 in Somme, France … Continue reading

Nadin, Harry

Harry Nadin/Naden, Private 25656, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd October 1915 near Loos, France, aged 19 … Continue reading

Nield, Harry

Harry Nield, L/Cpl 1759, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 18th August 1915 at sea off Gallipoli, aged 19 … Continue reading

Pedley, Albert

Albert Pedley, Corporal 14062, 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of dysentery 26th September 1916 in Salonika, Greece, aged 28 … Continue reading

Potts, Joseph

Joseph Potts, Private 3519, C Coy., 2/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 19th July 1916, Southill Park, Bedfordshire, England, aged 18 … Continue reading

Rose, James

James Rose, Private 33510, 216th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action 18th November 1917 in Belgium, aged 21 … Continue reading

Rose, Thomas F

Thomas Frederick Rose, L/Cpl 31761, 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 14th November 1916 in Somme, France, aged 23 … Continue reading

Rose, William H

William Henry Rose, Private 92717, “C” Coy. 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Killed in action 16th September 1918 in France, aged 18 … Continue reading

Rydings, Harold G

Harold George Rydings, Private 2658, 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers Died 12th September 1915 at Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Portsmouth, aged 23 … Continue reading

Sellers, Reginald A

Reginald Arthur Sellers, Private 230825, 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Killed in action 21st September 1918 in France, aged 24 … Continue reading

Slack, James

James Slack, Corporal 33446, 2nd Battn, Yorkshire Regiment (formerly 18975 East Yorks Regt) Killed in action 25th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 24 … Continue reading

Slack, Thomas

Thomas Slack, Private 11179, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 17th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 29 … Continue reading

Sykes, Thomas

Thomas Sykes, Private 58121, 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 31st October 1917 at Lijssenthoek, near Poperinge, Belgium, aged 19 … Continue reading

Wellings, Thomas

Thomas Wellings, Private 290498, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 13th November 1917 in hospital at Torhout, Belgium, aged 21 … Continue reading

Whittaker, Walter W

Walter William Whittaker, Private 1819, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 20th December 1915 at sea in the Mediterranean, aged 18 … Continue reading

Widdows, James

James Widdows, Private 14705, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in action 13th June 1916 in France & Flanders, aged 34 … Continue reading

Wiggin, Sarah A

Sarah Ann Wiggin, Red Cross (Joint War Committee) Nurse Died of pneumonia 2 November 1918 at Moor Park Military Hospital, Preston, aged 30 … Continue reading

Wood, Arthur

Arthur Wood, Private 11469, 11th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 13th August 1917 in Belgium … Continue reading

Worsley, John

John Worsley, Private 49365, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 20th April 1917 in France & Flanders, aged 21 … Continue reading