I am a member of the Spalding & South Lincs. branch of the Western Front Association and
My main interest are the war memorials and Headstones of Rutland. I became interested when I found out that my Grandfather's brother was killed on the Somme in 1916. My grandmother had a picture of him, but nobody knew anything about where he was killed apart from the general area of the Somme.

I started with the memorial at Morcott, Rutland, and recorded the names on it. I checked for details of the names on the C.W.G.C site. The C.W.G.C. site returned the date that my Gt. Uncle was killed and that he was in the 8th Btn. of The Leicestershire Regiment and that his body was not found. I found later that my Gt.Uncle was killed in the area of Bazentin-le-Petit village. I am now taking photos (as and when I have the time) of all the war memorials in Rutland. I also go to France and Belgium as and when I get chance.
I would be intrested in any information or pictures of the men from Rutland who were killed in any of the wars

Keith Shelvey.


Me and the wife at Pegasus Bridge