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Burial Services in France

13 September 2016

Full ceremonial burials will be held for Private Harry Carter and Private William James Marmon 10th Battalion Essex Regiment at 1100 hours on 19 October 2016 at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France with D Company the Royal Anglian Regiment providing support. Privates Carter and Marmon were both 21 years old when they were killed in action on 22 November 1915 following the explosion of a German underground mine in the Somme village of La Boisselle.

The Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) traced the soldiers’ nearest living relatives and determined their identities through the use of DNA. The service has been organised by JCCC and will be attended by family members, British Defence Staff, regimental representatives and local dignitaries.

Further information about the background to this case is available via this link: http://www.laboisselleproject.com/2016/09/08/british-first-world-war-soldiers-identified-through-dna-testing/