Sunday, 21 February 2010

WW1 Wishaw soldier commemorated

Thanks to the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, a soldier believed to have been missing after the Battle of the Somme in 1916 has been discovered to have been buried in a North Lanarkshire cemetery after dying on his way back home to the UK. Now Private Dennis Doyle's three nephews have visited his grave for the first time, not knowing that their uncle had been buried virtually on their doorstep all along.

The full story is at http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Unknown-to-his-family-soldier.6089953.jp

(With thanks to the Scottish Military Research Group
blog)

Chris

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