ROUSE Martin Herbert

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Martin Herbert and his brother Tom Arthur both died in the First World War. Two other brothers, Edward and Walter, also fought but survived. They were sons of Thomas and Mary Rouse and Martin was born at Market Overton on 14 November 1894. He was working as a groom for Sir Geoffrey Palmer at Withcote Hall when he enlisted in the Life Guards in April 1913, aged 18. When the First World War broke out he went to France in October 1914, and just over two weeks later, on 31 October, he was reported "missing, believed killed."  He was only 19 years old. He has no known grave and is rememembered on Panel 3 of the Menin Gate as well as on Market Overton's war memorial.

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  • Market Overton church
  • Market Overton Memorial
  • Market Overton Memorial 1
  • Menin Gate
  • Panel 3 Life Guards
  • M H Rouse

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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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