About Rutland Remembers

Rutland Remembers is a tribute to the hundreds of men - and three women - who joined up to fight in the First World War - and subsequently lost their lives. Most were killed in battle. Their graves lie wherever the war was fought - in France and Belgium, at Gallipoli, in Iraq and Greece and in 14 other countries as well. Others succumbed to disease or came home badly injured and died of their wounds, in some cases many months after the war was over. Many of these are buried in Rutland churchyards.

Soldiers who became casualties in battle are buried near to where they died, or if their body was never recovered, their names are remembered on an official memorial. Most of them are also remembered on the various war memorials across Rutland.

A hundred years after the war began, their names still stand out as a reminder of their sacrifice.

This website is dedicated to each and every one of them.

Images courtesy of Langham Village History Group (Nourish family archive) Richard Adams and IWM WW1 Centenary Partnership Programme

 

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
Thomas Harrison of Gt Casterton died 100 yrs ago today in a big German attack behind the lines at #Passchendaele... https://t.co/en5rQXIfhR 12:58 PM Oct 14th

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