1914

1914 Timeline

Bygone news: 22nd August 1914

Published in the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 29th August 1914. THE NATIONAL RESERVES: MACCLESFIELD “VETERANS” JOIN THE COLOURS. Names of the Macclesfield National Reserves who have volunteered and on 22nd August departed for Chester. … Continue reading

Bygone news: 29th August 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 29th August 1914. Siddington Ladies War Effort – Sutton Rifle Club invites all to learn to shoot – Scale of Relief Pay Fixed – Veterans join the Colours … Continue reading

Bygone news: 5th September 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 5th September 1914. Langley Farmers Show Cancelled – Industrial School Swimming Gala – White Feathers – Recruitment – Red Cross donations – Wages – Wounded Men Return

Bygone news: 5th September 1914 (part 2)

More news from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 5th September 1914. Still They Come – Macclesfield Men for Foreign Service: Splendid Recruiting During the Week A list of Macclesfield and District men who were recruited into the 7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment for … Continue reading

Bygone news: 26th September 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 26th September 1914. War Woollens Wanted – Congleton’s War Relief Efforts – Grammar School Old Boys – Life as a New Recruit – ‘Bull-dog Tenacity’ – Cheshire Casualties and Newly Enlisted – Citizen’s Defence League … Continue reading

Newton, Ernest

Ernest Newton, 9276 Lance Corporal, 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) Killed in action 1st November 1914 in Belgium, aged 21 … Continue reading

Bygone news: 7th November 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 7th November 1914. Langley Man Prisoner of War – Royal Engineers at Bulford – Territorials leave Macclesfield –  Serious allegation against local silk firm – Lectures on the War – More Socks needed – Robbing … Continue reading

Bygone news: 21st November 1914

News from the Macclesfield Courier and Herald of Saturday 21st November 1914. No Doctor in the Township – More money for Gasworks – Macclesfield Man returns maimed – Old Age Pensioners Interesting Wedding – A False Alarm – Fewer Christmas Turkeys – The Handforth … Continue reading