Rutland Remembers Blog

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

  • Privates and Colonels

    28th April '14 The most common rank among our soldiers is Private with more than 330 of them in the casualty roll. Not surprising really when one considers the army was made up with young men who had volunteered or who had been conscripted and hadn’t had the chance to progress through the ranks before they were killed...
  • Needham help here

    14th April '14 We have biographies for two William Needhams, both of whom, according to George Phillips and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, came from Oakham. One is plain William, who appears to have emigrated to Canada as a young man and joined up there...
  • You say Ypres I say Ieper

    7th April '14 The British Tommies knew towns and villages in Belgium by their French names. Today, they are known by their Flemish names. So Ypres is now Ieper, Paschendaele is Passendale and Menin is Menen...
  • How many Rutland men died?

    1st April '14 The answer is we don’t know. George Phillips thought there were 525, but in his book Rutland and the Great War, he had fewer biographies than that...
  • Who is a “Rutlander?”

    11th March '14 Who is a “Rutlander?” In simple terms, anyone who left this County to go to war or had spent a significant amount of time here we consider a Rutlander...
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