BERTIE Claude Peregrine

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Captain Claude Peregrine Bertie was a pupil at Oakham School between 1902 and 1907. He joined the Royal Field Artillery but later transferred to 59 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. The squadron was equipped with RE8s, two-seater biplanes used for artillery spotting and aerial reconnaissance. Claude was killed in action on 19 March 1917 aged 26. He is buried in grave I.C.8 of Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, France, and is remembered on the Oakham School memorial. Claude was the son of Lieutenant Colonel George and Blanche Bertie, who had homes in London and the Isle of Wight. There is a plaque to Claude's memory in Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, Chelsea.

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Not a Rutlander!Grave photo attached.
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 2:15pm
Grave Photo
By BN on Wednesday 18th June '14 at 10:05am

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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