Second World War Soldier to be re-interred
27 September 2012
A re-interment ceremony was held at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in the
Netherlands on Wednesday October 3rd for Private Lewis Curtis
of the 5th Battalion The Wiltshire
Private Curtis, who came from Liskeard in Cornwall, was killed
on October 2nd 1944 in an artillery barrage in the aftermath of Operation Market Garden.
His body was found in 2003 at de Laar Farm to the south of
Arnhem. He was identifed in 2008 by the Dutch Army Recovery
Team using dental records.
The re-interment service began at 10 am and was attended by his
niece and nephew and their families.
Private Curtis was accorded full military honours by The
Honour Guard of The 5th Battalion The Rifles. The Royal
Netherlands Army National Reserve Band provided the music.
An Order of Service for Private Curtis' re-interment ceremony
can be found here.