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The grave of Private Ernest Munday lies in the Churchyard and there's a Second World War grave too. Because Barleythorpe does not have its own church, the War Memorial commemorates the 26 men from both Langham and Barleythorpe who died in the First World War although some of the names are very indistinct. But it doesn't include Ernest Knott who was staying at Langham and working for Lord Ranksborough at Barleythorpe Hall at the time. However, Ernest is included on the Roll of Honour inside St Peter and St Paul Church. There is also a memorial tablet to Lord Ranksborough himself, a distinguished soldier in Victorian times and Lord Lieutenant of Rutland during the First World War. The War Memorial does include a William Needham. According to George Phillips in Rutland and the Great War, two William Needhams died, both of them from Oakham. But only one of them is remembered on Oakham's War Memorial. Could it be one of them is remembered here for connections he may have had with Langham or Barleythorpe? And if so, which one?

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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.
Albert Page of Uppingham answered Lord Kitchener’s call & enlisted in November 1914, aged 21. He served at Vimy & l… https://t.co/zU7biTi9rU 8:27 PM Sep 15th

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