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The war memorial in the churchyard was erected by the Rector of St Nicholas whose son, Geoffrey Ellwood, died in the First World War. It is said to be a copy of the one at Magdelen College, Oxford where Geoffrey studied. The memorial also has the names of nine other villagers who died. Somewhere in the churchyard is buried Frank Fountain who had passed his army medical and was waiting to be called up when he died from an epileptic fit. Although he is recorded as having been buried in Cottesmore, we cannot locate his grave. Cottesmore's own website has other information about the village and the First World War.

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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.
#RemembranceSunday 2018, 100 years since the end of #ww1, we honour the 600 men and 3 women of Rutland who died ser… https://t.co/vK2kWGEFsi 9:10 PM Nov 11th

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