Alfred Sanders from Barrowden is remembered here because he was living in Rugby at the time he enlisted.


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From Junction 18 of the M1, travel along the A428 towards Rugby and then Whitehall Road and Hillmorton Road to the Whitehall Recreation ground. Rugby's War Memorial takes the form of a pair of wrought iron gates with gold decoration, supported on two Portland stone piers. The gates, which were first unveiled on Sunday 12th March 1922, now have the names of the men of Rugby who fell in the major Wars of the 20th Century inscribed on the front and back of the stone piers. The memorial gates were moved eastwards of their original position in 1987 to permit the construction of an adjacent access road. The names of the dead of the two World Wars are also inscribed in the Book of Remembrance kept in the foyer of Rugby town hall.
By marko-12 on Thursday 19th January '17 at 11:09am

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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