MOULD Ernest

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Private Ernest Mould came from Oakham, the youngest son of John and Mary Mould. He was born in the town in the spring of 1876 and had nine brothers and sisters. Both his parents came from Egleton but moved to Oakham when they married. Ernest grew up living in John Street, but married Florence early in 1898 aged 21 and the couple moved to Somerby in Leicestershire. Their eldest daughter Annie was born a few months later, the first of their four children. He enlisted with the Leicestershire Regiment and then transferred to the 36th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and died of sickness on 3 July 1917. He is buried in Somerby's old cemetery and is remembered on the war memorial inside the church porch. 

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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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