Edith Weston has ten names on its War Memorial inside the church. There's also a Memorial Chapel to the right as you walk in, dedicated to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Hardy of the Coldstream Guards and "to all those who gave their lives or their health" in the Great War. Francis Hardy himself did not die in the war. The much faded Colour of 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards 1914-1917 hangs on the wall. In the Second World War a Lancaster bomber crashed less than a hundred yards from the church.

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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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