Albert Gray lies buried in the churchyard in a prominent white marble grave. Just behind him, there is a family memorial to a former vicar of Ridlington which commemorates his son Thomas Hope Formby who died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Not far away on the right hand side is a Rudkin family memorial which also commemorates Charles Rudkin, a former bell-ringer and choir member who died while serving in France. Inside the church there is a marble memorial to all eight villagers who 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.

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