Funerals for WW1 soldiers killed almost 100 years ago

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

Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard
Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard Credit: MoD

Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard and Pte Christopher Douglas Elphick of The Honourable Artillery Company were killed on 15th May 1917 during an enemy attack near Bullecourt in France. Their remains were found in a field in 2009.

Pte Christopher Douglas Elphick
Pte Christopher Douglas Elphick Credit: MoD

Lt Pritchard was identified by a silver identity bracelet and Pte Elphick by a signet ring bearing his initials.

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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.