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Macclesfield Cemetery and Crematorium: Military Burials

This week, I continue the series of posts on Macclesfield Cemetery by honouring two local military heroes 
Also buried in the cemetery is First World War hero, Private Harold Whalley (1895-1918) of 21st Manchester Regiment. He had enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment. This son of Harry and Eleanor Whalley, of 10, Eastgate, Macclesfield, Private Whalley was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery, carrying messages under heavy shell fire. 

Tragically, Private Whalley died in hospital in Camberwell, London, as a result of injuries received in France. His date of death was 9 October 1918 - just a month before the Armistice. He was 23 years old. His body was transported to Macclesfield, where he was buried on 15 October. He shares his grave with his father, shoemaker Harry Whalley, who had died in the local workhouse in 1911, aged just 39. 
We're really pleased that so many of you have found ancestors in our Macclesfield Cemetery records (as part of the Cheshire East Collection).…

Macclesfield Cemetery and Crematorium in Cheshire East

More records are added to the Cheshire East Collection (1861-2015) on the Deceased Online database. 

Deceased Online has expanded it Cheshire East Collection with records from the historic Macclesfield Cemetery and Crematorium. The records are now available to view on the database. The cemetery is run by Orbitas, a company owned by Cheshire East Council, Macclesfield Cemetery is a beautiful Victorian burial ground first opened in 1866. The site includes a Grade II listed Neo-Gothic chapel, which is now used as office space. Macclesfield Crematorium was opened in 1960 in the building that was formerly the Non-Conformist Chapel.The records comprise scans of the original burial and cremation registers, and details of those buried in the same grave in the cemetery. Other Cheshire East cemeteries and crematoria available to view on Deceased Online include: Congleton CemeteryCoppenhall CemeteryCrewe CemeteryNantwich CemeterySandbach CemeteryWeston CemeteryCrewe Crematorium.Cheshire East recor…

Search Tips for the New Collections

This week's blog features tips on how to get the most out of the Deceased Online database
We hope you are finding the new collections on the database useful for your family history research. Thank you very much to all those who have emailed or tweeted. We really appreciate your comments and would like to respond with some up-to-date tips on getting the best from the Deceased Online website.

Advanced Search Facility
To narrow searches down to an area or to a specific cemetery or crematorium use the advanced search facility. 

For example, to search records in Sandwell, select the following:
Country - United Kingdom
Region - West Midlands
County - West Midlands
Contributor - Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (for all Sandwell records)
or Cemetery - Uplands (for Uplands only)
Once you click on a name in the search results it will show the information that is available to view. 

Search Results
Common types of information include: The scan of the relevant burial or cremation register page. This …