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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  George Eardley VC George Harold Eardley VC MM (6 May 1912 - 11 September 1991) was an Acting Sergeant  of the 4th battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry,   and recipient of the Military Medal, when he risked his life in the face of the enemy  in October 1944. At the time, Eardley was just  32 years old  and serving east of Overloon in the Netherlands.  His platoon was ordered to clear enemy opposition from orchards, thus clearing the way for the Allied tanks to advance. However, 80 yards from their objective, automatic machine gun fire swiftly halted their advance. Eardley dodged heavy fire to get close enough to one machine gun post to kill the enemy officer with a grenade, and then went on to destroy two more posts single-handed. His actions enabled his platoon to complete their objective and ensured the success of their whole attack. As a result, Acting Ser

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  t he 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. Macclesfield Cemetery and Crematorium 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 Cemetery Coppenhall Cemetery Crewe Cemetery Nantwich Cemeter

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