WW1 British soldiers' remains reinterred 100 years after death

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  1. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    The remains of 15 British soldiers who died in World War One have been reinterred in northern France, 100 years after they were killed in battle.
    Their remains were found during drainage work in 2009, close to the village of Beaucamps-Ligny near Lille.
    DNA samples were used to identify 11 of the soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-29696541
     
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  2. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Always good to hear of successful identifications and proper re-burials, especially in the centenary year of their deaths.

    :poppy: RIP Lads. :poppy:
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Very poignant discovery, as Mike says, especially this year of all years. Thanks for posting Lesley. :poppy:
     
  4. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Good to know that these men are now resting at peace. Inconceivable to imagine how many more such discoveries are yet to come.

    I was heartened to realise recently when attending the last post ceremony along with over 2000 others (on just one night) just how many people still want to pay their respects to the fallen.

    Brian
     
  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    :poppy: RIP :poppy:

    Paul
     
  6. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    4jonboy,m.yesterday.10:19am.re:ww1 britich soldier's remains reinterred 100 years after death.may they rest in peace at last.thank you for posting.regards bernard85 :poppy: :poppy:
     
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I hope that they are successful in identifying those remains left.

    :poppy: May they all RIP :poppy:

    Tom
     

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