COLEMAN William Cecil

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William Coleman was the only child of Charles and Minnie Coleman of 23 West Road, Oakham. He was born in Oakham in the summer of 1899. He joined the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and died on 2 May 1918. He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial but is not on Oakham's war memorial.

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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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