Battle of the Somme

World War One soldier will finally be laid to rest

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

The long-lost remains of a World War One soldier from the North East will finally be buried in France today.

The bones of the Northumberland Fusilier, along with another soldier, were discovered near the village of La Boisselle in 2015 - almost a century after the Battle of the Somme.

Despite DNA tests, it hasn't been possible to identify either soldier but both will be buried with full military honours in the nearby Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery this afternoon.

Grave stones in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at La Boisselle
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