GREY Charles Horace

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Former Oakham School pupil Charles Grey served in the Boer War with the Imperial Light Horse and stayed in South Africa after the war ended. He re-enlisted in the South African Infantry at the outbreak of the First World War and died at the Battle of the Menin Road during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) on 20 September 1917. He is buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, Enclosure No 4 XIV.C.17, and is remembered on Oakham School's war memorial. He was the son of Helen S Albert Grey and Willoughby Grey and educated at Oakham School between 1892 and 1894. 

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  • Oakham School Chapel
  • Oakham School Memorial3
  • Bedford House Cemetery drone 3
  • Bedford House Cemetery 1
  • Bedford House Cemetery 2
  • C H Grey 2
  • C H Grey RR2
  • C H Grey RR1

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 14 December 2014
By John Stokes on Sunday 14th December '14 at 6:51pm
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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