Stamford War Memorial has 237 names from the First World War. The memorial is situated against the stone terrace wall south-east of the chapel of Browne's Hospital. It was dedicated on 7 June 1920, after a public subscription organised by the War Memorial Committee from November 1919. The memorial comprises nine bronze tablets on the terrace wall, over a stone plinth. Seven men with strong Rutland connections are remembered here.


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James Mark Charles Harding was born in Rockingham on 8 August 1893. Family relocated to Stamford after 1901. James was employed as a porter with a wine & spirits merchant in 1911. Private James Harding (201917) served in the Lincolnshire Regiment. Recorded he died of wounds on 31st October 1917. He is buried at the Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais and commemorated in Rockingham and Stamford. Regards. Paul
By The Blue on Sunday 1st October '17 at 11:51am

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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