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Private Herbert Berridge was the son of John and Kate Berridge of Cottesmore, and the youngest of their seven children. He was born in Cottesmore in the Spring of 1883 and spent all of his childhood living in the village. By 1911 he had married Maggie and moved to Simper Street in Oakham and they had twin baby daughters called Jenny and Kitty. Herbert joined the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and died on 16 April 1918. After the war his wife was living at 3 Tai Isaf, Barmouth, Merioneth. He is buried at Wytschaete Militart Cemetery, grave III.F.7. Herbert is not on Cottesmore's war memorial or mentioned in George Phillips' Rutland and the Great War.

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 14 December 2014
By John Stokes on Sunday 14th December '14 at 6:30pm
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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