Six Unknown British WWI Soldiers to be reburied near Ieper

100 years after they were killed in action in October 1914 during World War One, six British soldiers will be re-interred in the Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ieper in Belgium.

Sadly, It has not been possible to identify any of those being re-interred, although two served with The King’s Own Lancaster Regiment and two with The Lancashire Fusiliers. It has not been possible to identify a regiment for the other two soldiers.

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The soldiers’ remains were found in 2008 and 2010 in a farmer’s field at Comines-Warneton near Le Touquet in Belgium. It is thought that the casualties had been given field burials after the action in which they died.

The ceremony will take place at 1000hrs on Thursday 16th April 2015, when The 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and The 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will accord them all full military honours.

News released by Ministry of Defence UK
Photograph: Wernervc under the Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0. License

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