Unknown New Zealand soldier to be buried at Messines

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An unknown New Zealand soldier of the First World War will be buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery in Belgium on 25 February.

Archeologists discovered the remains in April 2012 and were able to identify him as a New Zealander from surviving insignia.

He will be buried next to another New Zealand soldier, whose remains were found in 2011.

In the cemetery is the Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial which commemorates over 800 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died in or near Messines in 1917 and 1918 and who have no known grave.

To read the official announcement from the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels, click here.

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