MUNDAY Ernest James

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Ernest James Munday was severely injured on the battlefield and died in hospital in London. Before the First World War he worked at Langham Brewery and served as a Territorial in Oakham Company of the 5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. When the war began, he volunteered to serve abroad and was sent to the Western Front in February 1915. Ernest was severely wounded in the trenches on 16 June 1915 when a bullet near his spine left him paralysed in both legs. He was sent back to England and treated at King George's Hospital in London but died from his wounds two and a half months later on 28 August 1915. His body was brought back to Langham where he was buried in the churchyard on 1 September with full Military Honours. Ernest was just 19, one of more than 80 "Teenage Tommies" from Rutland.

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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.

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