Get involved with the project

This website is work-in-progress and just part of what Rutland Remembers stands for. Between now and 2018 we want someone from Rutland to visit every single grave and memorial, not just those on the Western Front, but across the world as well. Sixteen countries have Rutland soldiers buried or commemorated. They all deserve a visit! So when you're planning your next trip abroad, take a look at our map and see whether you can stop by somewhere and pay your respects to a fellow Rutlander. Perhaps you would like to lay a wreath or plant a cross to show other visitors our soldier is special to us.

And when you visit, take a photograph and post it on the site so everyone else knows they've been remembered.

We also want more information about our soldiers. What can you find out about any of them? Anything which builds a picture of their life before they went to war would be welcomed. You could "adopt" a single soldier and just research him. Or find out where soldiers on your local war memorial actually lived in your town or village - many of their homes are still here. Whatever you find out, we'd love to hear about it!

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Register for FREE
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Contribute

Do you know of someone from Rutland who died while serving during the First World War? A family member perhaps? We'd love for you to add any information and photos to their page.

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Visit

By 2018 we want someone from Rutland to visit every single grave and memorial across the world.

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Share

Share your thought, memories, photos and much more for others to see.

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Donate

Any donations are very welcome for the Rutland Remembers project. Find out more about donations here.

 
 

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. https://t.co/NgU4V9xHu0 9:50 PM Nov 30th

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