Manton's war memorial is in the corner of the churchyard and takes the form of a Celtic cross. It has six names from the First World War. One of them, William Elliott, is buried in Manton Cemetery, a short distance away, where three other soldiers are remembered on family headstones.

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A picture of the Memorial, taken 2 May 2015
By John Stokes on Saturday 2nd May '15 at 8:07pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
End view of Manton Church.
By marko-12 on Thursday 17th May '18 at 3:24pm

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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