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Lance Corporal Edward Baines was a native of Knossington and brought up in Whissendine, the son of Allen Baines. He enlisted with the 5th Battalion Leicesteshire Regiment on 14 April 1915 and went out to France in May 1916, later transferring to the North Staffordshire Regiment. He died on 22 March 1918 in the German Spring Offensive, leaving a wife, Emma, and two children living in Easton on the Hill. Edward is buried at HAC Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein, grave I.F.17, and is also remembered on the war memorial in Whissendine. 

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  • Whissendine Church
  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Memorial 1
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • H.A.C. Cemetery drone 2
  • H A C Cemetery 1
  • H A C Cemetery 4
  • E Baines 3
  • E Baines 4
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4 images Some pictures of Mr Baines’ headstone, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 9:09pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

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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