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Rutland woman receives Land Army medal for service




Cynthia Harris, 94, receives her war medal from Rutland county councillor Richard Foster EMN-160129-150651001
Cynthia Harris, 94, receives her war medal from Rutland county councillor Richard Foster EMN-160129-150651001

A 94-year-old woman from Rutland has finally been recognised for her service as an active member of the Women’s Land Army during the Second World War.

Cynthia Harris was presented her medal by Rutland county councillor Richard Foster after some detective work by Jean Denyer, a Rutland Community Agent, who found out Cynthia had never been recognised for serving her country.

Having always wanted to work on a farm, Cynthia had been eager to sign up to become one of 80,000 women across the country who helped run farms and provide food for the nation during the war in a move known as ‘Dig For Victory’.


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