Fallen WW1 soldiers laid to rest after nearly a century

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.

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

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Burials for soldiers of WW1

Burials will take place today for two WW1 soldiers killed in action almost 100 years ago and later identified by their remains.