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Today Oakham School is a thriving public school with more than a thousand pupils, almost equally split between boys and girls. But in 1910, the roll call was only 105, all of them boys. So far fewer Old Oakhamians fought in the war than the number from its sister foundation, Uppingham School. There are 71 names on the panels at the entrance of Oakham's Memorial Chapel built as a tribute to those who died. Much of the information we have about them comes from Brian Needham who writes about the School's contribution here and also Michael Allbrook, himself an old boy of the school whose website is theygavetheirtoday.com. He points out that one name on the panels shouldn't be there. William H Barrett apparently survived the war and died in 1972. In other cases, where the boys come from Rutland, we have listed their home town or village. If they were pupils from another part of the country we have named their place of origin as simply Oakham School but mentioned their home town in the text.

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70 Rutlanders remembered here
ALBRECHT
Charles Redlin
From Oakham School
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ALBRECHT
John Ernest North
From Oakham School
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ATTER
Christopher Francis
From Oakham School
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ATTER
James Edward
From Oakham School
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BAINES
Cyril Johnson
From Oakham
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BAKER
Horace Morgan
From Oakham School
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BARBER
Geoffrey Carew
From Oakham School
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BATTS
William Henry
From Oakham
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BERTIE
Claude Peregrine
From Oakham School
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BOSANQUET
Edward Claude Bernard
From Oakham School
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BRADLEY
John Henry Heathcote
From Oakham School
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BROMHEAD
John Paul
From Oakham
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CHARLTON
Robert
From Burley on the Hill
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CROSSLEY
Bertram James Forman
From Oakham School
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DAMPIER-CHILD
Thomas Henry Fielder
From Oakham School
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DAVIES
John Rhys
From Oakham
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DEWAR
Lancelot John Austen (Jack)
From Oakham School
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DEWHIRST
William Horace Lantsbery
From Oakham School
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DYSON
Harold Edward
From Oakham School
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ENGLISH
Alfred Cecil
From Oakham School
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FAVELL
William Reginald
From Oakham School
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FISHBOURNE
Charles Edward
From Oakham School
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FRANKS
Edward Cartwright
From Oakham
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GIBSON
John
From Oakham
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GOUGH
Harry Percy Bright, MC and Bar
From Oakham
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GREY
Charles Horace
From Oakham School
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HALL
Douglas Alexander
From Burley on the Hill
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HANBURY
Evan Robert
From Braunston
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HILL
Harold
From Pilton
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HILL
William Reginald
From Oakham School
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HORSLEY
Claude Cressy
From Oakham School
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HUMFREY
Douglas Herbert Washington
From Oakham School
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JACKSON
Frederick Howard
From Oakham
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JACQUES
Francis Augustus
From Oakham School
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JERWOOD
John Hugh, MC
From Oakham School
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JOHNSON
William Inglis
From Oakham School
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KINGHAM
Leonard Arthur
From Oakham School
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LANGDALE MID
Edward George
From Oakham
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LENTON
Frank Donald
From Oakham School
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LLOYD
David Rhys Cadwgan
From Oakham School
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MANN
Basil Stainforth
From Oakham School
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MEAKIN
Sidney Arthur
From Oakham School
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MITCHELL
Eric Arthur
From Wing
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MOGRIDGE
Basil Fullelove West
From Oakham School
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MURRAY-BROWNE
Orde
From Oakham School
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MUSSON
Harold Methven
From Oakham School
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NEILSON
Donald Francis, DSO MC
From Lyddington
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NEILSON
Malcolm Arthur
From Lyddington
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NEVINSON
Humphrey Kaye Bonney
From Lyndon
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ODELL
Oliver Henry Cecil
From Preston
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PARTINGTON
John Bertram
From Oakham
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PICKERING-CLARKE
John Norman
From Oakham School
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PLAYFAIR
Lambert
From Oakham School
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PORTER
Geoffrey Lancelot
From Oakham School
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RAVENHILL
Horace Leslie Cunningham
From Oakham School
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ROBINSON
Benjamin Stanley
From Oakham School
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RUNNELS-MOSS
Eric Cross Arnold
From Oakham School
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RYAN
Donald Whitmore
From Oakham School
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SANDERSON
Gordon
From Oakham School
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SCOTT
Claude Douglas
From Oakham
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SILLS
Charles Caldwell
From Oakham
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STANHOPE
Talbot Fitzroy Eden
From Oakham School
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STEEDS
Paul Meredith
From Oakham School
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TANNER
Charles Philip
From Oakham School
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TAVERNER
Arthur Frederick
From Wing
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UNDERWOOD
Francis
From Oakham School
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VIDLER
George Holbrook Eric
From Oakham School
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WAIT
Herbert Alfred Vincent
From Oakham School
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WOOD
Basil Vaughan
From Oakham School
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WOODALL-MARSHALL
John MC
From Oakham School
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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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