The cemetery is on Main Street, a short distance from the church. The war memorial has been completely refurbished by Rutland County Council which has responsibility for the cemetery and a service of rededication was held on Remembrance Sunday 2014. The memorial records the names of nine soldiers from the village who died in the First World War, including three cousins. Edmund Joyce and Neville Joyce are buried in the cemetery, while Herbert Berridge died in the Battle of the Somme. He died on the same day as another soldier remembered on the memorial, James Woodward. Neither of them has a known grave. Four other soldiers born in Morcott were also killed in the First World War but are remembered elsewhere because their families had moved from the village. They are Alfred FordRalph HillHarold Hill, and Robert Hill.

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2 images Some pictures of the Churchyard, taken 2 May 2015
By John Stokes on Saturday 2nd May '15 at 7:49pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

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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