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Herbert Sharman was married to Marion and living in Braunston before the war. He was born at Leesthorpe, near Whissendine on 24 August 1884, the son of Francis and Eliza Sharman, and worked as a haytrusser with a Mr A M Bradshaw of Oakham. He joined the Leicestershire Yeomanry on 12 April 1916, and after serving with them for eight months was transferred to the 1/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was sent to France on 15 December 1916 and was killed by a bullet near Lens on 8 June 1917. Herbert has no known grave and is remembered on the Arras Memorial and also on the war memorial in Braunston. He was 32 although the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his age as 30.

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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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