Private Herbert Hibbitt, from Oakham, who died from the effects of gas poisoning four years after the war ended, is buried here alongside his wife Mary.

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3 images These are the entrance gates to Wirksworth cemetery in Derbyshire, which I visited on Tuesday 19th July 2016.Cemetery Lane runs along one boundary of the very long cemeteryThe stone building probably houses the maintenance equipment, mowers, excavators,etc.Despite searching thoroughly, I was not able to find the headstone of SergeantHerbert Hibbitt.
By marko-12 on Wednesday 20th July '16 at 6:39pm
2 images The grave of Herbert Hibbitt. Lest we forget.
By poppy on Friday 13th January '17 at 4:01pm

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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