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A public meeting in Oakham decided to raise £1000 to pay for the town's war memorial which would be a cross in the churchyard. A Mr Comper designed the cross which stands on a three step octagonal base. At the time it was to record the names of 102 men from the town who died but more names came to light and now it has the names of 111 men and one woman. However, we have records of another thirteen who are not remembered here, bringing the total of Oakham's war dead to 125. The extra names are mainly of men who were no longer living in Oakham when the war began although they had been born and bred in the town. The memorial was unveiled with great ceremony in 1924 as photographs, rediscovered by Richard Adams, from that day show. Money was also raised to renovate the Institute buildings on the High Street so returning soldiers could have a club. The Memorial Institute as it became known, later became the library and is now the Citizens Advice Bureau.

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112 Rutlanders remembered here
ADCOCK
Alfred
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ADCOCK
Richard
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ALLETT
Bertie Harold
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ALLETT
Cecil
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BAINES
Cyril Johnson
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BATTS
William Henry
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BEAVER
Albert
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BEAVER
Albert
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BEAVER
Bernard Charles
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BEAVER
Charles Thomas
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BEAVER
George
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BEAVER
Thomas
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BEAVER
Thomas George
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BENDALL
Charles Feecham
From Ashwell
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BENNETT
George William
From Oakham
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BENNINGTON
Charles Edward
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BENTHAM
John William
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BERRIDGE
John Ross
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BILLINGS
Ernest
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BILLINGS
Herbert
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BLAND
Benjamin
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BOLTON
Charles Thomas
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BOOTH
Henry
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BOOTH
John
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BOOTH
Naphtali
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BOOTH
Nathanael
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BOOTH
Nathaniel
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BRADER
Arthur
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BREWSTER
George
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BROMHEAD
John Paul
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BROOM
Walter
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BROWN
Brien
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BURROWS
Frederick Charles
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CARTER
Herbert
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CHALKLEY
Horace
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CHARLES
James Arthur Merriman
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CLARKE
William Edward
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CLIFFORD
Frank John
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COLLEY
John Hood Ryle
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COOPER
Albert Edward
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CULPIN
Amos
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CULPIN
Ernest Henry
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CUNNINGTON
Ernest
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DAVENPORT
Henry
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DEXTER
George Samuel
From Oakham
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DEXTER
Tom
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DOVE
James
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DRAKE
Stanley
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DURHAM
Frederick William
From Oakham
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ELLICOTT
Clarence Victor Adolphus
From Oakham
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EMERSON
William Noel
From Oakham
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EXTON
Charles
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EXTON
George Arthur
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FISHER
Herbert Henry Andrews
From Oakham
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FISHER
John William Dalby
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FORD
Alfred
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FRANKS
Edward Cartwright
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GALLAHER
John Henry
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GARNER
Frederick Ernest
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GIBSON
John
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GOUGH
Harry Percy Bright, MC and Bar
From Oakham
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GRAVES
Francis William Bond
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HELSDON
Frank
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HELSDON
William
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HETTERLEY
Helen
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HETTERLEY
Joseph
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HIBBINS
Robert
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HIGHFIELD
George Harold
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HOYLES
Frank
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HUDSON
John T
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ILIFFE
Willoughby
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LANGDALE MID
Edward George
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LATTIMORE
George
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LEWIN
Walter Albert
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LOVE
Joseph Arthur
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MASON
Clarence Henry
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MASON
Thomas
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MAYES
Arthur
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MCNEILE
Henry Donald
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MEAD
Arthur William
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MEADWELL
Arthur
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MILLER
George
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MOODY
William
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NEAL
John Charles
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NEEDHAM
Arthur Richard
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NEEDHAM
Harry
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NEEDHAM
William (Horace)
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NEWTON
George
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NIXON
William John
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RATE
George
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RICHARDSON
Henry James
From Barrow
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SADDINGTON
Joseph
From Oakham
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SILLS
Charles Caldwell
From Oakham
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SKINNER
Harold
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SMITH
Absolom
From Oakham
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SMITH
Leonard
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SQUIRES
Alfred
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STOKES
John Thomas
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TAYLOR
George Edward
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TAYLOR
John Charles
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THORNTON
Frank Cecil
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THORNTON
Frederick William
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THORPE
Paul
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TRYON
Henry
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TRYON
Richard
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WADE
Albert
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WADE
William Harold
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WAGSTAFF
Robert
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WILKINSON
James
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WOODCOCK
Samuel
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WOODCOCK
Thomas Frederick
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WOODCOCK
William E
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The Grantham Journal of 8th April 1922 records that a lead casket, containing the photographs of the fallen and a copy of Rutland and the Great War, was concealed within the heart of the war memorial prior to the unveiling and dedication ceremony.The memorial was unveiled by Major-General Sir A E Codrington, K.C.V.O., C.B.The Right Rev. Dr Woods, Bishop of Peterborough performed the dedication.The stone used in the structure was donated by Mr John Davenport- Handley, owner of the Clipsham quarries. The architect was Mr J M Comper, architect, and the carvings were by Mr W D Gough, sculptor, both of whom were from London. The steps were made by a local craftsman Mr Draycott of Draycott and Stimson, Park Lane, Barleythorpe Road, Oakham.
By Jaynerutland on Tuesday 27th May '14 at 12:59pm
 

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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