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Two Royal Field Artillery gunners to be buried 100 years after they were killed

10 April 2016

The burials of Gunners Joseph William Rowbottom and Albert William Venus, along with the unknown remains of four other soldiers of the Great War will take place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ieper Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper, Belgium on 20 April 2016 at 11:00 hours.

Both Gunners Rowbottom and Venus were killed in action on 24 May 1915.

Shoulder titles from North and East Riding Batteries, Royal Field Artillery were discovered with the remains. Research pinpointed the 2nd Northumbrian Brigade RFA to this area on 24 May 1915.

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