Cecil Montague Carpendale

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Service number:
Lance Corporal
Leicestershire Regiment
Date of birth:
22 December 1896
Date of death:
29 June 1918
Age at Death:
CARPENDALE Cecil Montague

Known information

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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  • Whissendine Church
  • Whissendine Gate of Remembrance
  • Whissendine Memorial
  • Whissendine Memorial 2
  • Ashwell Church
  • Ashwell Church interior
  • Ashwell Church interior
  • Ashwell interior
  • Ashwell Memorial
  • Ashwell Memorial 2
  • Terlincthun British Cemetery RR1
  • Terlincthun British Cemetery RR6
  • C Carpendale 4
  • C Carpendale RR1
  • C Carpendale 2

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 7 January 2015
By John Stokes on Friday 9th January '15 at 9:01am
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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