Rutland Remembers

The website  Wing Page for Rutland Remembers pays tribute to the men from the village who died in the First World War. Below is a extract from that site.

Two First World War soldiers are buried in the churchyard, but only one of them is remembered on the war memorial. Donald MacGregor has a family headstone maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. But Walter Bagley’s grave is neglected and is hard to find as it is hidden underneath thick shrubbery at the back of the churchyard. He died in 1920 but has not been recognised until now as a war casualty. The war memorial consists of a plaque at the gates to the church, recently renovated (see photographs), as well as a wooden board inside. Villagers of the day also clubbed together to install the church clock. There is a poignant memorial inside the church to Arthur Taverner, the soldier son of the rector who was killed during the war, positioned next to where his father used to sit during services.

Jim Buchanan, Wing

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