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Eight soldiers are remembered on the war memorial in the churchyard. There is also the particularly interesting headstone of Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Ashworth who died in March 1918. Another headstone remembers Bert Hibbitt who is buried in France but is commemorated on his parents' grave, to the right hand side of the church opposite the house where they used to live. On the memorial, Samuel Pawlett has one of the more unusual stories of Rutland men who served and died.

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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.
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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