Carlisle WW2 soldier laid to rest in the Netherlands

A soldier from Carlisle who died in the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 has been officially identified after being buried in a mass grave.

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A Bridge Too Far: Part Two - Carlisle soldier finally laid to rest

Now all this week, we've been reporting from the Netherlands to bring you the story of a soldier from Carlisle, killed during the Battle of Arnhem in World War Two.

Corporal Tom Edgar was originally buried in a mass grave - but painstaking research has now identified the exact spot where he was laid to rest.

On Wednesday, relatives of the man, whose friends called him Rocky, were present at a moving ceremony to unveil - at last - his own named headstone.

Paul Crone was there too, and has this report.

A Bridge Too Far: Part One - The Border Regiment at Arnhem

Part two of the story of a soldier from Carlisle who was killed during the Battle of Arnhem in World War II.

Corporal Tom Edgar, known as 'Rocky', was buried in a mass grave.

After years of research he's finally been identified and today he'll be laid to rest with his own headstone.

His relatives will be present at the special ceremony in the Netherlands and our reporter Paul Crone is also there.

Here's part two of Tom Edgar's story.

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WATCH: WWII Arnham soldier from Carlisle to be honoured

Later this week, there's going to be a special ceremony in the Netherlands to honour a Cumbrian soldier from The Border Regiment.

Corporal Tom 'Rocky' Edgar from Carlisle died in the Battle of Arnhem in World War Two.

For more than 70 years he was buried in a mass grave. But after decades of detective work, his body was positively identified. His relatives will be at the ceremony on Wednesday to see his name finally placed on a gravestone:

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