BRADSHAW Frederick

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Private Frederick Bradshaw enlisted in the 10th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment and went on to serve in the 7th Battalion during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Emma L Bradshaw, of Mount Pleasant, Whissendine where he was born on 3 October 1896. Frederick was a farm worker before joining up on 18 October 1915. He went out to France on 24 March the following year, and took part in the Somme offensive in July. Fred was reported wounded and missing when the Leicestershires attacked Bazentin-le-Petit Wood on 14 July. He has no known grave, but is remembered on Pier 3A of the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme, and on the war memorial in Whissendine.

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  • Whissendine church
  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • Whissendine Memorial 2
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • Pier 3a
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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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