Rededication ceremony for Lance Corporal Robert King

13 October 2017 , 11am

A rededication ceremony will be held for Lance Corporal Robert King, of the 26th Battalion Canadian Infantry, at 11am at CWGC Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France.

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

L/Cpl King was killed in action on 8 August - the first day of the Battle of Amiens. The location of L/Cpl King’s grave was not recorded in his personnel file so as a missing soldier he was commemorated on the Vimy Memorial as one of more than 11,000 Canadians “missing, presumed dead” in France.

Nearly 100 years after his death, L/Cpl King’s grave has been identified in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. Research and analysis concluded the grave originally recorded as belonging to an unknown Lance Corporal of the 26th Battalion who died on 8 August 1918, matched the circumstances and location of L/Cpl King’s death. The CWGC confirmed the grave belonged to L/Cpl King and will be providing the new headstone.

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