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Edmondthorpe lies just over the Rutland border in Leicestershire. The church of St Michael and All Angels is now maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust and is only used for services on special occasions. William Rawding is buried in the churchyard and his brother Bert is remembered on his gravestone. The Rawding family lived in various Rutland villages, including nearby Teigh, before settling in Edmondthorpe. Ernest Knott was born in the village but he is not remembered on the war memorial in the churchyard. Ernest was working in Barleythorpe when he joined up and is remembered on the Roll of Honour inside Langham's church.

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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.
Albert Page of Uppingham answered Lord Kitchener’s call & enlisted in November 1914, aged 21. He served at Vimy & l… https://t.co/zU7biTi9rU 8:27 PM Sep 15th

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