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; exactly when, where and how they died and where they are remembered today. Just use the slider at the bottom and watch the battle unfold. Click on a poppy to learn all about a soldier who was killed, or on a Red Cross marking the place where a soldier was severely wounded before dying later in hospital. The front line on our map is adjusted at key points in the battle.Explore the map >