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Warrington soldier honours WW1 fallen


A SOLDIER from Warrington has taken part in a re-interment ceremony in Belgium for six soldiers who died on the battlefields of Flanders in October 1914.
Kingsman Adam Carr, aged 19, who is serving with The 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (1 LANCS) in Catterick, was the youngest soldier to take part in a re-interment ceremony in Belgium for six soldiers who died more than a century ago.
The soldiers’ remains were discovered in 2008 and 2010 in a farmer’s field near Comines-Warneton. Despite lengthy research, experts were unable to identify any of the soldiers except to confirm that two served with the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and two with the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (1 LANCS) and the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) conducted a full military ceremony at Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ieper.
The British Ambassador to Belgium, local dignitaries and officials, many school children and representatives from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa gathered to watch the proceedings.
During the ceremony Adam, along with the youngest Fusilier present, read the words from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen: “They shall grow not old…” It was a poignant moment as everyone remembered the young soldiers who had died over 100 years ago.
Ben joined the Regiment a year ago after 18 months’ training, he said: “It’s the best job ever; I’ve been really welcomed into the Regiment and feel very proud to be part of this here today.”


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