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Orde Murray-Browne was one of a dozen vicars' sons from Oakham School to die in the First World War. His older brother Granville was also killed. Orde was a pupil from 1899 to 1904, the son of the Reverend Charles and Marion Murray-Browne from the Vicarage, Hucclecote, Gloucestershire. Orde emigrated to Canada in 1908, sailing from Liverpool to Halifax, and became a storekeeper in Vernon. He attested to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and enlisted with the 14th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Montreal Regiment) on 28 July 1915. He died on 12 June 1916 aged 27. He has no known grave and is remembered on Panel 24 of the Menin Gate in Ypres, and on the war memorial in the chapel at Oakham School. Orde's brother Granville was a Lieutenant Commander on board HMS Indefatigable who was killed in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 aged 32. Both brothers are remembered on a plaque in the church at Hucclecote and on the war memorial.

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  • Oakham School Chapel
  • Oakham School Memorial 4
  • Menin Gate
  • Panel 24 14th Canadian
  • O Murray-Browne

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Born 1888.Remembered on Panel 24-26-28-30 of the Menim Gate memorial at Ypres.
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 5:09pm
A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Sunday 20th March '16 at 7:40am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

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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