In 2020, the then District Commissioner, David Giles, initiated a project to identify all those scouts and leaders from Macclesfield and Congleton District who fell in both World Wars. At the start of the project, we knew of around 23 scouts and leaders who died in the two world wars.
Angela Raval took on the project and by Remembrance Day 2021, she had grown this list to 93. Not only this, but she had a biography of each fallen scout and leader. This can be found by clicking on the list below.
The District decided to commission a permanent memorial at Barnswood commemorating all the fallen from the district and this was dedicated on November 14th 2021.
Please click on the links below to find out more about the individuals who are named on the memorial. Where known, the group name is indicated on the button and the purple buttons indicate those who were scout leaders.
We are indebted to Harry Carlisle who has allowed us to reproduce the biographies of those listed below from his books “Not Just A Name” and “For the Freedom of us all”, the family of Sue Henderson to quote from her book “The History of 3rd Macclesfield Upton Priory Scout Group 1908-2002 and the family of Norman Goslings to quote from his book “Big Hats, shorts and Dyb, Dyb, Dyb”.
We are always looking for any additional information on any of the scouts and leaders that are named on the memorial. Each entry contains a variety of material from a variety of sources which can be used to research the individuals. There is also reference to other material sources which are contained in a separate link at the bottom of each section on the World Wars. We have copies of Norman Goslings book “Big Hats, shorts and Dyb, Dyb, Dyb” and Harry Carlisle’s Books “Not Just a Name” and “For the Freedom of us all” as well as a copy of Sue Henderson’s History of 3rd Macclesfield Scouts which we can lend to Groups wanting to carry out activities based on this material. We encourage groups to use this valuable resource to investigate those who lost their lives in both World Wars. For example, we have photos from the main Macclesfield War Memorials but not the others around the district. Any and all additional information will be gratefully received.
If Groups want any support in order to run activities based on this material, please contact Angela Raval by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
World War 1
World War 2
Details to follow but the following individuals have been identified as losing their lives in World War 2