The cemetery was begun in October 1915 and used by fighting units and field ambulances until after the Armistice, when it contained 1,099 graves. The cemetery was later enlarged when graves were brought in from the battlefields of the Salient and other smaller burial grounds. It contains the grave of one Rutlander, John Cox from North Luffenham. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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5 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 12 April 2015.
By John Stokes on Wednesday 15th April '15 at 7:04pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
I would like to thank John Stokes for his visit to the grave of my uncle John Robert Cox, what a comfort Rutland Remembers must be to people who may never be able to visit relatives last resting place.
By JDH on Wednesday 14th September '16 at 6:16am

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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