The Doiran Memorial stands as a landmark near Greece's Macedonian border, 75 kilometres from Thessaloniki. Nearby is Doiran Military Cemetery. The memorial stands roughly in the centre of the line occupied for two years by the Allies in Macedonia. It marks the scene of the fierce fighting of 1917-1918 which caused most of the Commonwealth battle casualties. From October 1915 to the end of November 1918, the British Salonika Force suffered some 2,800 deaths in action, 1,400 from wounds and 4,200 from sickness. The campaign afforded few successes for the Allies and none of any importance until the last two months. The memorial was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer with sculpture by Walter Gilbert.

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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.

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