Bray-sur-Somme had a number of medical units throughout the 1916 Somme fighting as well as a Casualty Clearing Station in 1917 and many of these graves in Bray Military Cemetery are of wounded men who subsequently died. George Stanton from Whitwell lies in Plot II, row H, grave 28. At the back is a small plot where Indian troops and Egyptian labourers working for the British army have their graves. Look out too for the grave of Sergeant M Healy who had already won a DSO, an MM and Bar before being posthumously awarded the Albert Medal for trying to throw away a live grenade which had landed in his trench.

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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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