WW1 soldiers whose graves were wrongly marked laid to rest

WW1 soldiers whose graves were wrongly marked laid to rest
 

Privates William Marmon, 21, and Harry Carter, 20, lost their lives along with six other soldiers when a 15-ton German underground mine exploded on November 22, 1915.
Hundreds of tons of earth engulfed the dugout where Ptes Marmon and Carter, of the 10th Battalion the Essex Regiment, were most likely on sentry duty.
Their deaths were marked around the time they perished with named graves and headstones at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France.
But, thanks to dogged detective work by experts, it emerged a century later that rather than being... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 33
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