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Burials of World War 1 Casualties

19 August 2015

Burial of World War 1 Soldier

The burial of an unknown soldier of an unknown regiment will take place at Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, La Couture near Arras, France.

The burial will take place on Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 10.00 hrs. The service will be conducted by The Revd Catherine Gillham CF, Chaplain to 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. It will be attended by a representative of UK Defence Staff and local dignitaries. The burial has been arranged by the Ministry of Defence JCCC Commemorations' Team with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission organising grave preparation and headstone manufacture and installation.

Burial of World War 1 Soldier of the Welsh Guards

Almost 100 years after he was killed in action in September 1916, the burial of an unknown Welsh Guardsman will take place at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs near Bapaume, France.

The remains were discovered on the outskirts of Ginchy but despite extensive research, the soldier could not be identified.

The burial will take place on Friday 11 September 2015 at 11.00 hrs. The service will be conducted by The Revd Catherine Gillham CF, Chaplain to 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. It will be attended by representatives of the Welsh Guards, UK Defence Staff and local dignitaries. The burial has been arranged by the Ministry of Defence JCCC Commemorations' Team with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission organising grave preparation and headstone manufacture and installation.

Burial of World War I Officer, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

The burial of an unknown World War 1 Officer of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry will take place at CWGC H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein, Nord-Pas de Calais.

The remains were discovered in a private garden at Henin sur Cojeul but despite extensive research by the Regiment and the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), the Officer could not be identified.

The Officer will be buried as an Officer of the Great War, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Known unto God and the burial will take place on Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 14.30 hrs. The Service will be conducted by The Revd Catherine Gillham CF and will be attended by representatives of The Rifles Regiment, UK Defence Staff and local dignitaries. The burial has been arranged by the Ministry of Defence JCCC Commemorations' Team with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission organising grave preparation and headstone manufacture and installation.