Lance Corporal Cecil Montague Carpendale was wounded three times and gassed once before being injured again and dying in hospital. He was born in Whissendine on 22 December 1896, the son of Walter and Sarah Carpendale. Cecil was a personal servant before enlisting in August 1914 with the 1/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He went out to France in July the next year. Cecil was wounded in September 1916, May 1917 and again four months later in September 1917, and gassed in April 1918. The following month he was injured by a shell explosion which caused a compound fracture of the right thigh and left leg. He died from his injuries in the 23rd General Hospital, Boulogne, on 29 June. Cecil is buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, grave I.C.25, and is remembered on two war memorials in Rutland, at Whissendine and Ashwell. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives his age as 22.
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