Thursday 23rd October – 7:30pm
“In Foreign Fields – Stories of local fighting men.” – David Humberston.

David Humberston, Secretary of the Leicestershire and Rutland Branch of the Western Front Association,  presented an excellent illustrated talk on some of the personal stories of Rutland & Leicestershire Soldiers in the Great War. He outlined something of their varied backgrounds, the actions in which they were involved and in many cases their final resting place.

Following David’s talk the formal launch of the reprint of George Phillips treatise ‘Rutland and The Great War’ took place, with The Lord Lieutenant explaining the reasons why the printing had been undertaken and some of the improvements that had been made to the original 1920 version.