Finding a Lost Soldier
15th December, 2015
By Peter Spooner With an interest in the Leicestershire Yeomanry I undertook research in respect of Percy Annis who, having initially served with the Regiment, was killed in action whilst serving with the 8th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) in 1918...
Oakham School’s cricketing casualties
17th October, 2015
A poignant photograph taken a few weeks before the First World War began is a vivid reminder of the price made by former boys of Oakham School...
12th October, 2015
Next to a muddy track and on the edge of a new housing estate stands a small monument recalling the bravery and hopelessness of one small battle on the Western Front...
Leicestershire Yeomanry honoured at last
1st September, 2015
A new memorial has been unveiled in Flanders where men of the Leicestershire Yeomanry helped stem a determined German attack which threatened the strategic town of Ypres...
In the footsteps of Bert
25th August, 2015
By Sharon Hibbitt I spent two years piecing together Bert Hibbitt’s journey from his postcards, family stories and battalion diaries...
12th August, 2015
Five thousand miles away from Rutland in a corner of Delhi stands a sundial, dedicated to one soldier from Oakham School who died in the First World War...
Braunston pays tribute to Gladys
6th April, 2015
After nearly 100 years, Gladys Walter from Braunston has finally been remembered on the village war memorial...
The War Horse of Preston
13th January, 2015
By Jane Micklethwait At the bottom of the hill below Preston Hall, on a mound beneath some hawthorn bushes next to the stream, there is a gravestone belonging to a horse with a remarkable story behind him...
The Leicestershire Regiment
22nd December, 2014
The regiment with the largest number of soldiers from Rutland was, not suprisingly, the Leicestershire Regiment...
Empingham’s early losses
1st November, 2014
The village of Empingham saw three men killed in less than a week at the start of the First World War...
Morcott’s war memorial restored
24th October, 2014
Morcott’s war memorial has been restored and redicated...
TV tells story of Rutland soldiers
24th October, 2014
The story of George Phillips and his work to produce Rutland and the Great War has been aired on the BBC...
Rutland and the Great War
1st October, 2014
The book that inspired Rutland Remembers has been republished as a limited edition...
Langham Remembers Them
20th September, 2014
A new book telling the stories of Langham and Barleythorpe men who died in the First World War has been published...
Village’s WW1 story published
7th September, 2014
A new book about Greetham’s contribution to the First World War has been launched with a village walkabout...
New picture of Oakham soldiers
4th September, 2014
This fascinating photograph comes from Janet Banks and shows six Oakham Territorials at a pre war training camp, possibly taken in 1908 although we don’t know where...
A hundred years apart
2nd August, 2014
On Thursday 6 August 1914 Rutland’s Territorials began their long journey to war...
A soldier’s last letter
24th July, 2014
A letter written by a Rutland soldier the day he was fatally wounded jokes how he had become a fully qualified navvy and engineer through all the digging he was doing in Gallipoli...
Remembering Rutland soldiers buried in Baghdad
5th July, 2014
We’re grateful to Karen Peek who was recently in Baghdad and kindly visited Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery on behalf of Rutland Remembers...
The Beavers of Oakham
27th June, 2014
There were eight men from Rutland called Beaver who all died in the First World War...
The Stooke family of Essendine
6th June, 2014
Frank, Arthur, Freddie and Edgar Stooke were four brothers all killed in the First World War...
Dean Street, Oakham
4th June, 2014
Dean Street in Oakham suffered the most losses during the First World War...
Soldier number 601
25th May, 2014
Hugh Steele was one of four brothers from Tixover and Exton who fought in the First World War...
15th May, 2014
George Phillips was a man of many parts. Local historian, church warden, author, inspector of weights and measures and one of the first in Rutland to own a car...
Their Name Liveth For Evermore
14th May, 2014
Visitors to the battlefields today are struck by the sheer number of cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission...
Brothers in Arms
1st May, 2014
In Rutland more than fifty families lost more than one child in the First World War...
The Battle of Fontaine
30th April, 2014
Six Rutland soldiers were killed fighting around Arras on 3 May 1917, with the men from the Leicestershire Regiment in the area of Fontaine Wood...
15th April, 2014
Helen and Joseph Hetterley from Oakham were cousins...
11th April, 2014
Among the men killed in the First World War were more than a dozen vicars’ sons from Rutland...
Women at war
10th April, 2014
Among the Fallen from Rutland are three women. Two were members of the Women’s Royal Air Force and one was a nurse...
9th April, 2014
Many of thoses who died in the First World War were still teenagers, barely more than children...
The Scott Brothers of Oakham
7th April, 2014
The Scott family from Oakham had eight brothers who all fought in the Great War...
7th April, 2014
The first encounter with the Germans by the British Expeditionary Force in the First World War was at the Belgian town of Mons in late August 1914 after which the BEF was forced to retreat more than sixty miles to Ypres...
Remembering those with no known grave
26th March, 2014
The question facing the Imperial War Graves Commission at the end of the First World War was how to honour the men who had no known grave...