Two First World War soldiers are buried in the churchyard, but only one of them is remembered on the war memorial. Donald MacGregor has a family headstone maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Walter Bagley's grave has a family headstone, not maintained by the CWGC, at the back of the churchyard. He died in 1920 from an illness picked up during his war service, but has not been officially recognised as a war casualty. Edwin Hubbard, related to Walter through their grandparents, is remembered on his brother Bertie's grave in the churchyard. The war memorial consists of a plaque at the gates to the church, recently renovated (see photographs), as well as a wooden memorial inside. Villagers of the day also clubbed together to install the church clock. There is a poignant memorial inside the church to Arthur Taverner, the soldier son of the Rector who was killed during the war, positioned close to where his father used to sit during services. The Reverend Frederick Tanner continued as Rector until the 1930s.

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A picture of the Churchyard, taken 2 May, 2015
By John Stokes on Saturday 2nd May '15 at 8:00pm
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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