There are eleven men commemorated on Ashwell's war memorial which consists of a plaque on the wall surrounding the churchyard. There is also a brass plaque inside the church, giving a little bit of detail about how the men died. Next to it, there is a Roll of Honour of men who served. Also in the church there is a St George's flag presented by the Countess of Kingston "in memory of the gallant lads who fell in the war and in commemoration of peace." One of those who died from Ashwell, Lyonel Jacobson, is also commemorated on the gravestone of his mother Elinor. The grave, towards the back of the churchyard, has an inscription in memory of him. In front of this grave is the last resting place of a former Rector of Ashwell, the Reverend James Adams, who won the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan in 1879, the first clergyman ever to do so and one of only five civilians.

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2 images This flag was flown over this church during the Great War 1914 1918
By sam_smith72 on Monday 27th October '14 at 2:32pm

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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