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Harold Shillaker from Pickworth was born in Uffington near Stamford in 1893, the son of George and Georgiana Shillaker. He was a member of Nottingham University Officer Training Corps and enlisted at Luton on 28 August 1914 aged 21 into the 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed in action the following year on 13 October 1915 in the Battle of Loos during the fighting for the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Harold is remembered on panel 32 of the Loos Memorial, and on the plaque inside Pickworth Church.

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  • Pickworth Church
  • Pickworth Memorial
  • Loos Memorial drone 2
  • Loos Memorial RR2
  • Panels 31 to 34
  • H Shillaker RR1

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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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