RUDKIN George William

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George William Rudkin was born in Ryhall on 10 April 1896, the son of William Rudkin and his wife of 8, River Terrace. He worked as a footman before joining up on 19 October 1914. George went out to France on 23 June 1915 with the 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He took part in the fighting for the Hohenzollern Redoubt during the Battle of Loos where he was severely injured. He died at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station on 16 October 1915. George was buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, grave I.G.57, and is remembered on Ryhall's war memorial. He was just 19 when he died, one of the 81 "Teenage Tommies" from Rutland who were killed in the war.

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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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