RAWLINGS John Charles

Known information

John Charles Rawlings was born at Braunston on 26 February 1892, the youngest son of John and Harriet Rawlings. He enlisted with the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 23 November 1914, and went abroad the following year. He fought in France and Belgium and was reported missing on 3 May 1917 during heavy fighting around Bullecourt. He was 25 years old and is remembered on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial, and the war memorial at Braunston. His brother George Rawlings also died in the First World War.  He was killed in 1916 in fighting in Iraq, but is not remembered on Braunston's war memorial.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his age as 35.

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  • Braunston Church
  • Braunston Memorial
  • Braunston Memorial RR1
  • Braunston Memorial RR4
  • Arras Memorial
  • Arras memorial 9
  • J C Rawlings

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On Tuesday July 3rd 2018 my sister, son and I paid our respects and laid a cross at his memorial as part of our commitment to visit each of the memorials of the fallen from Braunston. May he rest in peace.
By Cryan on Friday 14th September '18 at 6:52pm

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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