First World War Timeline

Timeline key events gathered from the BBC website and other sources. Images courtesy of 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.
A truly lovely man who gave us so much support, and wanted all of Oakham’s war dead to be forever remembered. 9:50 PM Nov 30th

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