Lord Ranksborough was instrumental in setting up a “Home Defence Corps” later known as the Rutland Volunteer Regiment. Langham was part of “A” Company.Ruddle, G. Captain C.O.Squires, J.H. 2nd LieutenantSteele, G.E. SergeantBryant, E. Lance-CorporalSmith, J.W.S. Lance-CorporalPrivatesAlmond, C.Billsdon, B.Burdett, D.Colbourne, W.Conder, H.Cox, C. P.Crane, W. E.Faulks, JohnFaulks, Jos.Harris, A.Healey, C.Hollingshead, M. C.Leaver, S.Lindsey, W.Mantle, M.McClelland, J.Nourish, T. W.Papworth, R. C.Sewell, W. J. C.Sewell, W. S.Shillaker, H. B.Shillaker, H. G.Stacey, O.Thompson, J.Tidd, D.Walker, J.Williamson, F. W.The Great War was on when I was a child. Various memories are conjured up of that period. My father was farming, which was a reserved occupation; he was, nevertheless, in the Volunteers (like the Home Guard of the 1939-45 War). They wore khaki battle dress and assembled in the Institute (Village Hall). The squad was drilled by George Ruddle.