La Brique is a small hamlet named from an old brick works that used to stand nearby before the First World War. La Brique Cemetery No.1 was begun in May 1915 and used until the following December. It contains 91 First World War burials, four of them unidentified. Across the road is La Brique Cemetery No.2  which was begun in February 1915 and used until March 1918. Further graves were brought into this cemetery from the battlefields after the Armistice. Both cemeteries were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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4 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 19 April 2015.
By John Stokes on Monday 20th April '15 at 7:44pm
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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