Monday, 31 March 2014

Soldiers rehearse in fog ahead of reburial ceremony after bodies of British First World War soldiers are discovered in France.

These eerie scenes show soldiers rehearsing in the fog for a reburial ceremony after the bodies of 20 British First World War soldiers were found. The only man of those discovered to have been identified by name is Private William McAleer, from the 7th Battalion the Royal Scottish Fusiliers. His relatives will be represented at the service tomorrow in Loos-en-Gohelle, France, by his step-great-nephew - almost 100 years after he died. The 20 bodies were found at a construction site of a new prison being built in October 2010, where the Battle of Loos took place in September 1915. Soldiers of The 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland are rehearsing in Loos, with 19 unidentified men set to be buried as ‘Known Unto God’. Read more HERE