Rutland Remembers Blog

Sharing the latest news and views from the Rutland Remembers team.

  • Improvements to Rutland Remembers

    4th October '15 This website was always going to be work in progress as new information came along and we learned how people actually interacted with the site. We are also incredibly lucky to be working with 23ccc, a fantastic design company based in Uppingham, which has worked with us from the beginning...
  • Visiting Salonika

    4th October '15 We have just got back from holiday in Greece and could not turn down the opportunity to visit Rutlanders who are buried or commemorated there. They all died in the ill-fated Salonika campaign when Britain sent a small force to help the Serbs fight the Bulgarians...
  • Tehran Cemetery

    25th August '15 Private John Lovatt personifies the two main aims of Rutland Remembers. We wanted to create the most comprehensive record of all the men and women from Rutland who died in the First World War...
  • Brothers who died on the same day – in the same battle

    10th August '15 We went back to Little Casterton yesterday to lay a cross for a soldier on the one hundredth anniversary of his death. And it reminded us of a problem we had, two names on one of the war memorials inside the church of men we knew nothing about...
  • Soldier number 639

    28th July '15 While wandering around Wing Churchyard (as we do!) looking for inscriptions to our soldiers on family graves we discovered the grave of Walter Bagley, who died aged 27 in 1920...
William Elliott of Manton was called up to serve in June 1918, aged 46. He fell ill while training in Kent and died… https://t.co/5t1Qsk67w2 12:01 PM Dec 9th