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Hop Store cemetery was begun in 1915 and named after the hop store which still stands nearby. Small and narrow, the cemetery was constrained by its location, between a hedge and the hop store itself. Among the graves are those of the spy Kim Philby's uncle, Major Harold Philby, and of Robert Lynn, one of five brothers to die in the war. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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5 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 13 December 2014
By John Stokes on Saturday 13th December '14 at 10:05pm
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.
Albert Page of Uppingham answered Lord Kitchener’s call & enlisted in November 1914, aged 21. He served at Vimy & l… https://t.co/zU7biTi9rU 8:27 PM Sep 15th

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