WW1 soldiers whose graves were wrongly marked laid to rest



Two British First World War soldiers whose graves were wrongly marked in a Somme cemetery for more than a century are to be laid to rest with full military honours.
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... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 33
Source: Belper News
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