ENGLISH Alfred Cecil

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Alfred Cecil English was a pupil at Oakham School between 1898 and 1900, and then moved to Oundle School where he stayed until 1903. He was the third son of Alfred English and Laura M English, of 79 Edith Road, West Kensington, London, previously of The Avenue, Wisbech. Alfred joined the 28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles) The London Regiment in 1904. He was killed in action on 30 December 1917 near Cambrai aged 30. He is remembered on Pier 12C of the Thiepval Memorial and also in Oakham School Chapel.


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  • Oakham School
  • Oakham School Chapel
  • Oakham School Memorial
  • Oakham School Memorial 3
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • Pier 12c
  • A English

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Born 3/1/1888; a Lincolnshire boy, not a Rutlander!Oakham School 1898-1900 and then migrated to Oundle School (1900-03)Photo to follow
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 2:57pm

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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