Michael Thomson Posted 12 June , 2019 Share Posted 12 June , 2019 Hello. I was wondering how human remains from the Great War are dealt with in the Somme battlefield area today? I'm not talking about whole skeletons , which are of indisputably human origin and which I'd imagine are only very rarely found, but rather small bone fragments which may or may not come from a human being. The reason I ask is that on two separate occasions I have found small bone fragments which looked very much like they could come from a human being judging by their size and shape (a piece of what looked like arm or leg bone in the farm field just behind the car park at the Newfoundland Memorial Park and a piece of what looked like a rib bone between the Lochnagar crater and La Boiselle). Of course, these may have been animal bones, there's no way to tell, and I did not disturb them, but is there a process that is followed or anywhere one should report these remains to? Considering the fate of so many of the men who fought there, it is not inconcievable that human bone fragments would still be present. Interesting to find out. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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