BAINES Herbert

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Private Herbert Baines of the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment had seen ten years military service. He had been in Egypt for five years and went to France at the start of the war. He was killed by a shell at Neuve Chapelle on 15 March 1915, and was buried at Richebourg, but after the war his body was never recovered and he is now remembered on Le Touret Memorial, Panel 8. His brother George also died. Neither has a known grave but both brothers are remembered on Hambleton's war memorial.

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  • Hambleton Church
  • Hambleton Memorial 1
  • Hambleton Memorial
  • Le Touret Memorial 5
  • Le Touret Memorial 1
  • Panel 8
  • H Baines 1

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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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