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Latest website updates: 3 Jun 2017

  This week’s Macclesfield Express (31st May 2017) includes an article about the Cheshire Villages Great War Society’s recent exhibition in Poynton.   Full Details added: Herbert Allen, Private 357824, 2/10th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Died 29th June 1917 in Belgium   Preliminary Details added: … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 15 Apr 2017

  This week’s Macclesfield Express (12th April 2017) includes an article about the song Roger Walker wrote as a tribute to his ancestors, Arthur and Frank Herity, who lost their lives in the Great War in 1917 and 1918. Listen to the song using … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 19 Feb 2017

  Preliminary Details added: Ernest Fairhurst, Private 766813, 60th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Died 11th April 1917 in France, aged 29 Sidney Walton, Drummer 49373, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 13th April 1917 in France, aged 18 Alfred Sutton Farr, Private 15912, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers Died 15th April 1917 … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 9 Feb 2017

  Preliminary details added: Harold Belfield, Private 37496, 134th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died 11th April 1917 in Iraq, aged 18   Full details added: William Blanton, DCM, Sgt 9140, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 11th April 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 25   Bygone … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 26 Jan 2017

  Preliminary details added: Horace Fletcher Moseley, Private 534096, 15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles) Died 9th April 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 19 Maurice Nesbitt, Private 316778, 23rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died 9th April 1917 near Mundesley, Norfolk, aged … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 3 Jan 2017

  Full details added: Alphonso Corbishley, Private 42203, Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 19th Field Ambulance Died of wounds 25th October 1916 in Somme, France, aged 23   Preliminary details added: Arley Burgess, Private 47275, 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers Died 28th March 1917 in France, aged … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 28 Dec 2016

  Full details added: Arthur Johnson, Private 290418, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine, aged 20 Fred Mathers, Private 290020, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine James O’Connor, Private 291025, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine Joseph Ellis Pomfret, Lance-Corporal 291040, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 22 Dec 2016

  Full details added: Harold Whalley (MM), Private 40603, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died of wounds 9th October 1918 at the 1st London General Hospital, aged 23     Bygone News added: News from the Macclesfield Times and East Cheshire Observer of Friday 15th December 1916.   … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 11 Dec 2016

  Full details added: Ada Bracegirdle, St John Ambulance Brigade Volunteer Macclesfield Auxiliary Military Hospital, July 1916 to March 1919 Ellen Shortridge Bracegirdle, St John Ambulance Brigade Volunteer Macclesfield Auxiliary Military Hospital, July 1916 to March 1919 Arthur Cross, Private 49603, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 10th October 1916 … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 2 Dec 2016

  Full details added: Harry Cleaver, Private 291275, 1/7th Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 26th March 1917 in Gaza, Palestine, aged 32   Preliminary details added: John Charles Broadhead, Private 50041, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 17th February 1917 in Belgium James Henry Collins, Private 290454, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 1 Dec 2016

  New page added: Support our Work – Information about how you can help us, fundraising, and our publications.   Preliminary details added: Abraham Street, Private 36183, 14th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died in hospital 6th May 1916 in England, aged 30   News added: “Not Forgotten” … Continue reading

Macclesfield Reflects 2017 Calendar

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society have produced a new A4 sized calendar for 2017, featuring war memorials from Macclesfield and local villages, and information about selected WW1 casualties. … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 11 Sep 2016

  Full details added:   Arthur Rowbotham, Private 203702, 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 29th October 1917 in Somme, France Harry Wood, Private 291769, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 23   Preliminary details added: Thomas Avery, Sergeant 80125, 31st Battalion, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 29 Aug 2016

  Full details added: Percy Taylor, Private 2309, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Died 21st August 1916 in France, aged 22 Frank Shepherd, Rifleman B/2905, C Company, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade Killed in action 25th August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 23 Harry Cundiff, Private 34678, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 19 Aug 2016

  Full details added: James Johnson, Private 33379, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th August 1916 in Somme, France, aged 23 Charles Bailey, Private 357297, 1/10th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment Killed in action 16th August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 22 Thomas Keogh, L/Cpl 12903, 10th Battalion, Cheshire … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 28 July 2016

  Full details added: Harold Woodward, Private 25232, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 1st August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 20 Alfred Bailey, Private T/3329, 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 2nd August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 26 Harry Brocklehurst, Private … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 11 June 2016

  Full details added: Philip Miller/Millar, L/Cpl 8776, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died of wounds 12th July 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 25 Fred Haynes Kershaw, Private 21265, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died of wounds 15th July 1916 in the Somme, France Arthur … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 19 May 2016

  Full details added: Charles Parr, Lance Sergeant 14530, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 4th July 1916 in Somme, France, aged 35 William Hatton, Private 26013, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 7th July 1916 in France, aged 41 James Ezekiel Cooper, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 12 May 2016

  Full details added: Roy Mellor, Lieutenant, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment Killed in action 1st July 1916 in Somme, France, aged 21 Arthur Gerald Vavasour Yates, 2nd Lieutenant, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) Killed in action 1st July 1916 in Somme, France, aged 29 … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 2 May 2016

  Full details added: Edwin Willdig, L/Cpl 13160, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in action 27th June 1916 in Somme, France, aged 29 James Ernest Johnson, Trimmer 172TS, Royal Naval Reserve H.M. Trawler “Whooper” Died at sea off Lowestoft 30th June 1916, aged 39 Joseph Shaw, L/Cpl G/8419, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 15 Apr 2016

  Full details added: Archibald Macdonald, Private 14761, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 21st May 1916 in France, aged 26   Bygone News for 14th April 1916 added: Licensee and customer fined – Local trade dispute – Call to Youths of 18 – Wounded soldiers entertained – Hurdsfield House Hospital – … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 9 Apr 2016

Preliminary details added: Dennis Moss, Private 26315, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died 13th November 1916 in Somme, France Samuel Stonehewer, Private 3260, 7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders Died 13th November 1916 in Somme, France Thomas Frederick Rose, L/Cpl 31761, 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Died … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 8 Apr 2016

New pages added: Church Street West Methodist Chapel, Macclesfield Holy Trinity Church, Hurdsfield Macclesfield Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield   Preliminary details added: Wilfred Daniels, Private 26305, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died 13th November 1916 in Somme, France     Previous updates … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 7 Apr 2016

Full details added: Albert Harding, Private 49624, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 21st October 1916 in Somme, France, aged 28   Preliminary details added: Thomas Conley, L/Cpl 17637, 7th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Died 7th November 1916 in Somme, France Eldred Wardle, Private 31675, 8th Battalion, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 6 Apr 2016

Bygone news added: 28th May 1915 – Industrial School Roll of Honour   Preliminary details added: Edward Fox, Private 51990, 17th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Died 12th October 1916 in France James Whaley/Finn, Private 18086, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers Died 12th October 1916 in the Somme, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 4 Apr 2016

Full details added: Arthur Riley, Private 9941, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 15th July 1916 in Somme, France, aged 19 Preliminary details added: James Henry Webster, Private 409377, 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry Died 1st October 1916 in France, aged 29 George Barber, 2nd Lieut, 16th attd. … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 14 Mar 2016

  Page updated: The Battle of the Somme A list of names of those who fell in the Battle of the Somme – Astbury and Congleton casualties added.   Full details added: Frank Owen, Private 18896, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 25th June 1916 in … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 12 Mar 2016

New page added: The Battle of the Somme A list of names of those who fell in the Battle of the Somme.   Full details added: Albert Brandreth, Private 1994, 1/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 17th June 1916 in France, aged 19 William Duffield, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 8 Mar 2016

In recognition of International Women’s Day today, two women who worked for the Red Cross have been added to the website. Full details added: Lilian Maud Brown (nee Booth), Red Cross Hurdsfield House Hospital, March 1916 to November 1918 Margaret Mary Heaton, Red Cross Hurdsfield … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 4 Mar 2016

Full details added: Joseph Axson/Axon, Private 17882, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 14th June 1915 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 32 Joseph Wood, Private PO/1923, Royal Marine Light Infantry Died 11th May 1916 in Macclesfield, aged 56   New page added: Macclesfield Post Office … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 29 Feb 2016

  Full details added: William Albert Davenport, Private 17785, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 13th May 1916 in Somme, France, aged 23 William Davenport, Private 34984, 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 27th April 1918 in Rouen, France, aged 23   Previous updates can be found … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 28 Feb 2016

  Preliminary details added: Henry E Whitney, Sgt 1509, 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry Died 20th August 1916 in the Somme, France Frank Shepherd, Rifleman B/2905, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade Died 25th August 1916 in the Somme, France Harry Cundiff, Private 34678, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 26th August 1916 in Mesopotamia … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 26 Feb 2016

    Full details added: Enoch Kinsella, Private 12947, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 19th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 34 Percy Dodds, Private 3057, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Killed in action 24th April 1916 in France, aged 30 James Nisbett, Private 1252, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 24 Feb 2016

  Preliminary details added: Thomas Keogh, L/Cpl 12903, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 17th August 1916 at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, aged 26   Full details added: Frank Helm, 2nd Lt, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Killed in action 4th June 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 34 James Allan Wetton, Sapper … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 22 Feb 2016

  Full details added: John Charles Mason, Private 10514, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 35 Christopher Cusick/Cusack, Private 27213, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 11th April 1916 in France, aged 26 Thomas Slack, Private 11179, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 19 Feb 2016

  Full details added: Samuel Shepley, Private 11055, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 6th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 40 James Birtles, Private 10489, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 46   Previous updates … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 14 Feb 2016

  Bygone News for 12th February 1916 added: Commercial Classes for Women – Opening of new Gas Plant – Macclesfield man’s success in Australia – Our Soldiers in Bedford – Cheshire Prisoners of War   Preliminary details added: James Johnson, Private … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 11 Feb 2016

  Preliminary details added: Harold Woodward, Private 25232, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 1st August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 25 Alfred Bailey, Private T/3329, 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 2nd August 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 26   Full details added: Wilfred Brough, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 8 Feb 2016

Preliminary details added: Henry Chadwick, Private 10478, Depot Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 22nd July 1916 in Macclesfield, aged 52 James Clowes, Private 11509, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died 23rd July 1916 in the Somme, France George Lovett, L/Cpl 21735, 23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died 25th … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 7 Feb 2016

Preliminary details added: Fred Moffatt, Private 7435, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Died 20th July 1916 in France, aged 20 Arthur Simpson, Private 5630, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Died 20th July 1916 in the Somme, France, aged 21 Arthur Edgar Savage, Private 14773, 10th … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 6 Feb 2016

Preliminary details added: John William Bulger/Boulger, Private 1988, 1/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 1st July 1916 in the Somme, France Roy Mellor, Lieutenant, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died 1st July 1916 in the Somme, France Arthur Gerald Vavasour Yates, 2nd Lieutenant, 1/16th Battalion, London … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 4 Feb 2016

  Full details added: William James Bottomley, Sgt 3412, 1/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Killed in action 9th February 1916 in France, aged 25 Arthur Green, L/Cpl 1527, 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Died 19th February 1916 in Macclesfield, aged 29 William Blundell, Private 1474, 1st Battalion, … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 29 Nov 2015

  Full details added: Henry (Harry) Backhouse (TD), Lieutenant Colonel, 7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Drowned 30th December 1915 at sea in the Mediterranean, aged 42. Edward Jones, Private PLY/878S, 2nd R.M. Bn., R.N. Div. Royal Marine Light Infantry Killed in action 6th … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 19 Nov 2015

  Full details added: William Herbert Lee, Private 3207, 1/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Killed in action 24th December 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 33 Charles Albert Warren, Private 9045, 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment Died 26th December 1915 in Macclesfield, aged 25 Photographs added: Gilbert … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 18 Nov 2015

  Full details added: Charles William Cantrell, Private 2369, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 10th December 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 29 Robert Boothby, Private 7511, 1st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Killed in action 19th December 1915 in Belgium, aged 31 Walter William Whittaker, Private … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 8 Nov 2015

  Full details added: ‘Oliver’ Cromwell Nelson Pennington, Private 2630, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of Enteric Fever 7th December 1915 at Alexandria, Egypt, aged 42 Horace Arthur Seel, 2nd Lt, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 7th December 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 6 Nov 2015

  Full details added: Gilbert Edward Davies, Private 2781, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 1st December 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey Macclesfield War Memorial Trail added: Information and a map for Macclesfield War Memorial Trail. … Continue reading

Latest website updates: 31 Oct 2015

  Full details added: Ernest McKay, Lt. 1547, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 19th September 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 21 Thomas Pedley, L/Cpl 1302, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died at sea 24th November 1915 near Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 21   … Continue reading

25 Oct 2015: Latest website updates

  Full details added: Frank Dobson, Private 14526, A Coy, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 18th November 1915 at Ploegsteert, Belgium, aged 21 New feature added: ‘Tag cloud’ added as a footer; clickable words to enable website visitors to view people by occupation, location, … Continue reading

6 Oct 2015: Latest website updates

  Full details added: Percy Bradbury, Private 17447, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards Died 17th October 1915 in France, aged 20 James Albert Chapman, Private 1823, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 18th October 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 20 James Parrott, Private 15399, 8th Battalion … Continue reading

2 Oct 2015: Latest website updates

Full details added: George William Conder, L/Cpl  2006, 1/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) Killed in action 11th October 1915 in Belgium, aged 37   Bygone News added: Bygone news: 24 Sep 1915 – The Macclesfield Times Bygone news: 1 Oct … Continue reading

29 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

Full details added: Clarence Hickson, Private 26097, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd October 1915 in France, aged 19 Harry Nadin/Naden, Private 25656, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd October 1915 near Loos, France, aged 19     … Continue reading

27 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

Full details added: Walter Woodhouse, Private 3407, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died on hospital ship Grantully Castle 1st October 1915 near Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 18 Frank Allman, Corporal 9536, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd October 1915 in France, aged 23     … Continue reading

North East Cheshire Villages WWI Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 668 page A4 illustrated book, “For the Freedom of us all”, giving a background to the names listed on 32 WWI war memorials from towns and villages … Continue reading

25 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

    Preliminary details added: Albert Brandreth, Private 1994, 1/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 17th June 1916 in France Frank Owen, Private G/18896, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 25th June 1916 in Iraq Thomas Gee, Gunner L/3434, “B” Bty. 66th Bde, Royal Field Artillery Died 27th June 1916 in Iraq Edwin … Continue reading

Macclesfield WW1 War Memorial Trail

Macclesfield Reflects has produced a Macclesfield War Memorial Trail leaflet showing the locations of some of the local war memorials. Leaflets are available from the Visitor Information Centre, St Michael’s Church and Christ Church, or the map from the leaflet can be downloaded … Continue reading

13 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

    War diary entry added: 7th Cheshire Regiment War Diary Entry for 12th-16th September   Full details added: Leslie Crozier Smale, Private 14767, 5th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Died on or after 25th September 1915 in Belgium, aged 19 George Roy Fern … Continue reading

11 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

  Event added: The Christ Church WW1 War Memorial Display on 12th-13th September   War Diary entry added: 7th Cheshire Regiment War Diary Entry for 8th-12th September   Full details added: Charles Frederick Campbell, Private S/11063, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders Killed in action 25th … Continue reading

7 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

  Full details added: Ernest Camm, Private 1874, “A” Coy, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 16th September 1915 at Devonport Military Hospital, Plymouth, aged 19 John Turner, Private 12869, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 19th September 1915 at Merville, France, aged 21 … Continue reading

6 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

  Full details added: Harold George Rydings, Private 2658, 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers Died 12th September 1915 at Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Portsmouth, aged 23 James Pownall, Private 11040, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 13th September 1915 in Egypt, aged 38 … Continue reading

2 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

  Full details added: Harold Warren, Private 2382, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd September 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 24 Albert Birch, Corporal 14638, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 22nd September 1915 at Festubert, France, aged 23 George Wardle, Corporal 1479, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 11th September 1915 at Netley … Continue reading

1 Sept 2015: Latest website updates

  Full details added: William Cooke, Private 2487, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd September 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 21 Francis Walton, Private 2331, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 5th September 1915 in Devonport, England, aged 20 Bert Nunn, Private 2338, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds at sea … Continue reading

31 Aug 2015: Latest website updates

  This website has been accepted by the British Library for preservation for the future in the UK Web Archive at www.webarchive.org.uk   Events added: The Nether Alderley Family History Weekend and WW1 Display in September The Gawsworth WW1 Display in November   Full details added: Charles … Continue reading

7 August 2015: Latest website updates

Full details added: Harold Coups, Sgt 738, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 16th August 1915 at sea off Gallipoli, aged 30 Preliminary details added: Geoffrey Heath, Captain,”B” Coy. 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli, aged 31 Frederick Howard Morrell, Private 15142, 6th Battalion, … Continue reading

6 August 2015: Latest website updates

  Preliminary details added: John Mason, Private 10514, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 9th April 1916 in Mesopotamia Christopher Cusick/Cusack, Private 27213, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 11th April 1916 in France, aged 26 Thomas Slack, Private 11179, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 17th April 1916 in … Continue reading

5 August 2015: Latest website updates

  Preliminary details added: William James Bottomley, Sgt 3412, 1/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Died 9th February 1916 in France, aged 25 Arthur Green, L/Cpl 1527, 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment Died 19th February 1916 in Macclesfield, aged 29 William Blundell, Private 1474, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died … Continue reading

31 July 2015: Latest website updates

  Preliminary details added: Harold Williamson Higgins, Private 2460, “D” Coy. 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died 6th June 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 21 Bernard Gibbs (MC), 2nd Lieut., 6th attd. 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade Died 6th July 1915 in Belgium, aged 22 Edward G Povey, Private, … Continue reading

Macclesfield WWI Book

Macclesfield Reflects and Cheshire Villages Great War Society member Harry Carlisle has produced a 422 page A4 illustrated softback book, “Not Just a Name”, giving a background to 664 of the 667 names listed on the Macclesfield Park Green World War I war … Continue reading

25 July 2015: Latest website updates

  Preliminary details added: Samuel Hunt, Private 947, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 26 Alfred Leigh, Private 2456, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey George Powell, CSM 45, “A” Coy. 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 42 William … Continue reading

24 July 2015: Latest website updates

  Preliminary details added: Bertie Whitwam, Private PLY/17618, Plymouth Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry Died 4th March 1915 at Gallipoli Charles Alexander Antrobus, Captain, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Died 25th April 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 35 Frank Helm, 2nd Lt, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died 4th … Continue reading

23 July 2015: Latest website updates

Updated: Wardle, Cissie (nee Dooley) Drowned 7th May 1915 in the sinking of the Lusitania, aged 22 (added more information) Preliminary details added: John Blanton, Private 9170, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 8th May 1915 in Belgium John William Fallon, Private 9479, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 14th November 1914 … Continue reading

22 July 2015: Latest website updates

Added menu item ‘Regiments’, listing casualties by their regiment Preliminary details added: ‘Oliver’ Cromwell Nelson Pennington, Private 2630, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 7th December 1915 in Egypt Horace Arthur Seel, 2nd Lt, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 7th December 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 19 … Continue reading

21 July 2015: Latest website updates

Preliminary details added: Albert Green, Private 12951, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 1st November 1915 in France, aged 19 Benjamin Oldfield, QMS B/3507, 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade Died 4th November 1915 in Belgium, aged 46 Frank Dobson, Private 14526, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 18th November … Continue reading

20 July 2015: Latest website updates

Preliminary details added: Frank Allman, Corporal 9536, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 3rd October 1915 in France William Griffin, Private 12098, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 3rd October 1915 in France Clarence Hickson, Private 26097, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 3rd October 1915 in France, aged 19 … Continue reading

19 July 2015: Latest website updates

Preliminary details added: Charles Frederick Campbell, Private S/11063, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders Died 25th September 1915 in Belgium, aged 22 Fred Dean, L/Cpl 14635, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers Died 25th September 1915 in France, aged 29 Leslie Crozier Smale, Private 14767, 5th Battalion, King’s Shropshire … Continue reading

18 July 2015: Latest website updates

Preliminary details added: Charles William Robinson, Corporal 16948, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment Died 12th September 1915 at The Somme, France Harold G Ryding(s)/Ridings, Private 7/2658, 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers Died 12th September 1915 at Farnham, England James Pownall, Private 11040, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 13th September 1915 in … Continue reading

17 July 2015: Latest website updates

Full details added: John Smallwood, Private 2116, D Coy. 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 17th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 20 Preliminary details added: Harold Warren, Private 2382, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 3rd September 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey William Cooke, Private 2487, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died 3rd September 1915 … Continue reading

16 July 2015: Latest website updates

Added: Harold Goldthorpe, Private 2687, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 25th August 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 28 George Wardle, Private 1539, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 25th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 21 James Edward Bayley/Bailey, Private 2850, … Continue reading

15 July 2015: Latest website updates

Added: William Brown, Private 2576, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 24th August 1915 at sea off Gallipoli, Turkey Updated: Cissie Wardle (nee Dooley) Drowned 7th May 1915 in the sinking of the Lusitania, aged 22 (added photo) … Continue reading

14 July 2015: Latest website updates

Added: James Bradbury, Private 1902, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 24th August 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey Details of St Mary’s, Nether Alderley Family History and WW1 weekend Updated: William Harold Thornley, Private 191, Army Cyclist Corps, 53rd Welsh Div. Killed in … Continue reading

News: McKays booklet published

Local historian David Hill and the King’s School, Macclesfield, have produced a 22 page A5 illustrated booklet telling the story of ‘The Fighting McKays of Macclesfield’ – 7 members of the family served in the army and 6 died; in addition, … Continue reading