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Soldiers Found - near Polygon Wood 11/6/18

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Ken Lees

Does anyone have any information about a number of soldiers' bodies found just north of Polygon Wood a couple of days ago? One was idientified during the recovery process, I believe.

 

I was told that one was still sitting on a wooden box when found, suggesting that the trench he was in was hit by a shell.

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JWK

A couple of months ago, February 2018, there was this story in the newspapers:

https://www.hln.be/regio/zonnebeke/resten-soldaten-gevonden-op-plek-waar-toevallig-woi-monument-komt~a361860c/

 

During the build of the "Brothers in Arms Memorial" the remains of 5 soldiers were found.

"1 German and 4 French"

The French soldiers were buried in a row. There were no identificationmarks found.

 

Maybe the news that one of them hs been identified has not yet filtered through to the newspapers?

 

The website of the Brothers in Arms Memorial:

https://brothersinarmsmemorial.org/wp/

 

 

 

 

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Ken Lees

Thanks JWK, but it's not that one. These bodies were discovered 3/4 days ago at the most and have only just been recovered. They are British (or B.E.F. at least).

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