WWI soldiers finally laid to rest


The remains of two World War I soldiers who were killed in action in France nearly 100 years ago have been laid to rest at a military cemetery.

The remains of Lt John Pritchard and Pte Christopher Douglas Elphick were discovered in 2009 by a French farmer clearing his field.

The men were killed on 15 May, 1917, during an enemy attack near Bullecourt.

Two further sets of remains, which could not be identified, were re-interred at the same time as "HAC soldiers known unto God".

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