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Fallen WWI soldiers buried after nearly a century

The coffins of the two soldiers are draped with Union Jack flags at their funerals. Photo:

English hymns echoed around a French First World War cemetery today as two soldiers, killed almost a century ago, were laid to rest on St George's Day.

Lieutenant John Pritchard and Private Christopher Elphick died on the battlefield in 1917 and remained undiscovered for more than 90 years.

Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard served with the Honourable Artillery Company. Credit: MoD

After their remains were found in 2009, Lieutenant Pritchard was identified by a silver identity bracelet and Private Elphick by a signet ring bearing his initials.

Private Christopher Douglas Elphick served in the same company as Lt Pritchard. Credit: MoD

ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates witnessed the ceremony in northern France.