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WWI soldier finally added to Roll of Honour after 100 years

Private Richard Yeo pictured with his niece. Credit: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A soldier from Cornwall has finally been recognised as a casualty of war nearly a century after his death.

Private Richard Yeo died in 1920, aged 29, after being injured on the Western Front.

He was never recognised on the Roll of Honour because he was invalided out of the Army six weeks before the end of the war.

But following a campaign from by the Royal British Legion, he has been commemorated at a special service in Looe.

Richard Yeo's great great nephew said: "t means a fantastic amount because this has been going for a long time.

This chap died when he was 29, back in 1920 it is now 2016 so it is 96 years ago.

"It is a remarkably long time. To put a wreath on the grave there was quite moving."

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