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Finding a Lost Soldier

By Peter Spooner    With an interest in the Leicestershire Yeomanry I undertook research in respect of Percy Annis who, having initially served with the Regiment, was killed in action whilst serving with the 8th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) in 1918...
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Oakham School’s cricketing casualties

A poignant photograph taken a few weeks before the First World War began is a vivid reminder of the price made by former boys of Oakham School...
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Hohenzollern Redoubt

Next to a muddy track and on the edge of a new housing estate stands a small monument recalling the bravery and hopelessness of one small battle on the Western Front...
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Leicestershire Yeomanry honoured at last

A new memorial has been unveiled in Flanders where men of the Leicestershire Yeomanry helped stem a determined German attack which threatened the strategic town of Ypres...
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In the footsteps of Bert

By Sharon Hibbitt   I spent two years piecing together Bert Hibbitt’s journey from his postcards, family stories and battalion diaries...
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Sanderson’s Sundial

Five thousand miles away from Rutland in a corner of Delhi stands a sundial, dedicated to one soldier from Oakham School who died in the First World War...
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Braunston pays tribute to Gladys

After nearly 100 years, Gladys Walter from Braunston has finally been remembered on the village war memorial...
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The War Horse of Preston

By Jane Micklethwait  At the bottom of the hill below Preston Hall, on a mound beneath some hawthorn bushes next to the stream, there is a gravestone belonging to a horse with a remarkable story behind him...
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The Leicestershire Regiment

The regiment with the largest number of soldiers from Rutland was, not suprisingly, the Leicestershire Regiment...
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Empingham’s early losses

The village of Empingham saw three men killed in less than a week at the start of the First World War...
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Morcott’s war memorial restored

Morcott’s war memorial has been restored and redicated...
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TV tells story of Rutland soldiers

The story of George Phillips and his work to produce Rutland and the Great War has been aired on the BBC...
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Rutland and the Great War

The book that inspired Rutland Remembers has been republished as a limited edition...
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Langham Remembers Them

A new book telling the stories of Langham and Barleythorpe men who died in the First World War has been published...
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Village’s WW1 story published

A new book about Greetham’s contribution to the First World War has been launched with a village walkabout...
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New picture of Oakham soldiers

This fascinating photograph comes from Janet Banks and shows six Oakham Territorials at a pre war training camp, possibly taken in 1908 although we don’t know where...
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A hundred years apart

On Thursday 6 August 1914 Rutland’s Territorials began their long journey to war...
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A soldier’s last letter

A letter written by a Rutland soldier the day he was fatally wounded jokes how he had become a fully qualified navvy and engineer through all the digging he was doing in Gallipoli...
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Remembering Rutland soldiers buried in Baghdad

We’re grateful to Karen Peek who was recently in Baghdad and kindly visited Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery on behalf of Rutland Remembers...
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The Beavers of Oakham

There were eight men from Rutland called Beaver who all died in the First World War...
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The Stooke family of Essendine

Frank, Arthur, Freddie and Edgar Stooke were four brothers all killed in the First World War...
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Dean Street, Oakham

Dean Street in Oakham suffered the most losses during the First World War...
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Soldier number 601

Hugh Steele was one of four brothers from Tixover and Exton who fought in the First World War...
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George Phillips

George Phillips was a man of many parts. Local historian, church warden, author, inspector of weights and measures and one of the first in Rutland to own a car...
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Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Visitors to the battlefields today are struck by the sheer number of cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission...
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Brothers in Arms

In Rutland more than fifty families lost more than one child in the First World War...
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The Battle of Fontaine

Six Rutland soldiers were killed fighting around Arras on 3 May 1917, with the men from the Leicestershire Regiment in the area of Fontaine Wood...
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Oakham’s Hetterleys

Helen and Joseph Hetterley from Oakham were cousins...
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Vicars’ sons

Among the men killed in the First World War were more than a dozen vicars’ sons from Rutland...
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Women at war

Among the Fallen from Rutland are three women. Two were members of the Women’s Royal Air Force and one was a nurse...
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Teenage Tommies

Many of thoses who died in the First World War were still teenagers, barely more than children...
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The Scott Brothers of Oakham

The Scott family from Oakham had eight brothers who all fought in the Great War...
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September 1914

The first encounter with the Germans by the British Expeditionary Force in the First World War was at the Belgian town of Mons in late August 1914 after which the BEF was forced to retreat more than sixty miles to Ypres...
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Remembering those with no known grave

The question facing the Imperial War Graves Commission at the end of the First World War was how to honour the men who had no known grave...
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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