ALBRECHT Charles Redlin

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Charles Esmond Redlin Albrecht was a pupil at Oakham School from 1902 to 1910 and was one of the first to be killed in the First World War as one of the Old Contemptibles during the Battle of Mons. His younger brother, John, was killed three years later. They were the sons of Charles E and Mabel F M Albrecht from Trevanion, Plympton in Devon. Their paternal grandparents were German. At Oakham, Charles was a prefect and rugby colour. After leaving school he trained for the army at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He became a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), part of the 7th Brigade, 3rd Division. Charles was killed in action at the Battle of Mons on 24 August 1914 aged 21. He  is remembered on La Ferté-Sous-Jouarre Memorial as well as on the Oakham School war memorial.

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  • Oakham School Chapel
  • Oakham School Memorial 1
  • Oakham School Memorial
  • La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial 1
  • C R Albrecht 1

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His parents lived at Tinwell, Linclonshire. so he is not really a Rutlander.Born 1892Prefect and Rugby Colour at Oakham SchoolCommissioned from the Royal Military College, Sandburst
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 1:49pm
A pictures of his name on the memorial
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 6:42pm
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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