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Private George Brewster was the son of George Brewster and his wife of Northgate Street, Oakham, and was born on 29 February 1898. He enlisted in the 10th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 29 May 1915 but was transferred to the 4th Battalion Worcesterhire Regiment shortly afterwards. He went to the Western Front on 24 November 1915, and took part in several actions with the regiment. George was killed by a shell at the Battle of Arras on 20 April 1917 when the 4th Worcesters took part in desperate fighting at Monchy in which two battalions held up a whole division and was practically annihilated in doing so. He is remembered on Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial and on two war memorials in Oakham, in the grounds of All Saints' Church and on a brass plaque inside the Baptist Church along the High Street.

With thanks to Paul Bland and the Greetham & the Great War group for the profile picture of George Brewster.


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A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Saturday 19th March '16 at 11:30pm
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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