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PHOTOS: 8 Winnipeg soldiers killed in First World War buried in France

I had to reblog this……..

My SON is in these pics from Global News…. ❤

He has been first in Germany and then in France for this ceremony.

He is also seen here in this CBC news video :

You can see him at the beginning bearing the casket with several others, on our right of the picture

So proud of my son!

Very glad these men could finally be honoured in this way.

Pleased that my son could participate in this historic ceremony.

AJ ❤

Global News

WINNIPEG – Eight men killed Aug. 11, 1918, during the First World War battle for Hallu, France, were buried with military honours at Caix British Cemetery in France on Wednesday.

The eight men – five were identified as Lieut. Clifford Neelands, Lance Sgt. John Oscar Lindell, Pte. Sidney Halliday, Pte. William Simms and Pte. Lachlan McKinnon – were all members of Winnipeg’s 78th Battalion. The battalion suffered more than 46 fatalities and 54 missing during the advance in the Somme region of France.

READ MORE: Remains of First World War soldiers identified

The remains of the eight men were found in Hallu in 2006 and 2007, the largest find of unknown Canadian soldiers since the Canadian Armed Forces casualty identification program started in 2006. The five named men were identified in 2014 using a combination of historical research, biological anthropological analysis, genetic analysis, dental analysis and isotopic analysis.


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