Macclesfield War Memorial
Macclesfield Town Hall
Saturday 15th August 2015 - 09.30 to 17.00
Supported by The Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association
In the Assembly Rooms:
The Legacy of Gallipoli by Martin Purdy
Gallipoli: A Photographic Tour by John Tanner
An Australian at Gallipoli: The early experiences of Harry Murray VC by Julian Hawley
The 7th Cheshire Battalion by David Hill
In addition there is a free exhibition by the Cheshire Villages Great War Society to present the stories behind the names on local war memorials.
Exhibitions (no charge) to include: ·
Cheshire Villages Great War Society
Stories behind the names on local war memorials
Family History Society of Cheshire: Macclesfield in 1915
Geoff Archer: Local War Memorial Photographic Exhibition
WW1 Research Helpdesk (no charge): ·
Bring your local WW1 stories, memorabilia and photos to be copied, to preserve them for posterity and shared in future Macclesfield Reflects exhibitions, publications and on the website.
Ask the Family History Society of Cheshire to help you research your WW1 ancestor.
+ The fighting McKay family of Macclesfield by David Hill and War Memorials as a resource for family history by Mike Coyle.
Light refreshments will be available during the day
Contact for tickets and further information:
SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2015 - 1.00pm
St Michael’s Parish Church.
The following acts of remembrance, open to the public, are planned for Sunday afternoon:
A commemoration service
A service attended by civic dignitaries, to commemorate the centenary of the landing at Suvla Bay by the 7th (Macclesfield) Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment in August 1915.
1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment
The Army Benevolent Fund.
The Cheshire Regimental Association.
The Royal British Legion.
A wreath laying ceremony
It is expected that the event will finish about 3.00pm.
For the latest information on the event come to the Macclesfield Reflects website.