Remains of British WWI soldier found in France

30th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

LILLE, France, June 30 (AFP) - The remains of a British soldier killed during World War I were unearthed earlier this week in northern France, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission said on Thursday.

LILLE, France, June 30 (AFP) - The remains of a British soldier killed during World War I were unearthed earlier this week in northern France, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission said on Thursday.

Parts of a skeleton, a helmet, a belt buckle, pieces of a leather shoe and ammunition cartridges were found Monday at a construction site in Monchy-le-Preux near Arras, commission official Christopher Farrell told AFP.

The soldier's name, approximate date of death and unit were not immediately known, he added.

Photographs of the remains were to be submitted to the British defence ministry in a bid to identify the soldier and his division, so that he can be buried "with dignity" in a Commonwealth cemetery in France, Farrell said.

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