RAWDING Bert Renshaw

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Bert Renshaw Rawding and his elder brother William Thomas Rawding of Teigh were both killed in the First World War. The family were living at Catmose Lodge Farm which is right on the border of Rutland and Leciestershire. Bertie was born in Burley in 1897 and moved to Ashwell before the family moved to Edmondthorpe and then to Teigh. Bert had moved to Gainsborough in Lincolnshire before the war and enlisted in Scunthorpe with the 1st/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in France on 3 October 1918 and is buried in Montbrehain British Cemetery, grave A.35. Bert is remembered on the war memorial in Edmondthorpe, but not in Teigh, which lays claim to being a "Thankful Village" where no one from the community died in the First World War. He is also remembered on his brother William's grave in Edmondthorpe churchyard. The inscription reads: "Also Private Bert Renshaw Rawding, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in Action October 3rd 1918 aged 20 years. Buried in France. Faithful unto death. Until we meet again."

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  • Edmondthorpe church
  • Edmondthorpe memorial 2
  • B & W Rawding 2
  • B & W Rawding 3
  • B & W Rawding 4
  • Lea Church
  • Lea War memorial 1
  • Montbrehain British Cemetery JS1
  • Montbrehain British Cemetery 2
  • B R Rawding JS3
  • B R Rawding JS1
  • B R Rawding JS2

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2 images A picture of Mr Rawding's headstone, taken 5 December 2015
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 9:21am
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.
Remembering John Breakspear of Langham in Rutland who died 100 years ago today of injuries sustained in #WW1 A careā€¦ https://t.co/t52U98HC5h 6:03 PM May 13th

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