The granddaughter of a First World War soldier, whose remains were formally identified after 100 years of being buried near a French village, has expressed her joy that he could finally be laid to rest.
The remains of Private John Brameld was among ten soldiers found during construction work near the French village of Beaucamps-Ligny in 2009 and were identified after their relatives provided DNA samples.
The soldiers were serving with 2nd Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment and were killed in battle on October 18 1914.
Maureen Simpson, granddaughter of Private Brameld, of Sheffield, said:
They will be reburied with full military honours at a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in October in an event to be organised by the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, which traces its history back to the earlier regiment.