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The village war memorial is inside the church, remembering "the fallen heroes of this village" including George Chambers who is buried in the churchyard. Unusually, the memorial gives some detail about what happened to each man. There is also a framed memorial with the men's photographs, sourced from Rutland and the Great War. The church also contains a scroll listing all those from Caldecott who served. George Brown is remembered on a family memorial in the churchyard. One name not remembered here is John Thomas Branston Woodward who was living in Caldecott before joining the army and going on to have some of the most extraordinary experiences of any of our soldiers.

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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.
@nigel_atter Originally associated with Leicestershire Yeomanry & protected Harringworth viaduct before enlisting a… https://t.co/jenc9FzN68 8:36 PM Feb 10th

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