Body of missing British officer to be reburied in France


A British officer is to be buried in France after his remains were discovered by a farmer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The newspaper reports how Didier Guerle uncovered the remains of Acting captain John Pritchard, along with five other bodies, when digging up a World War I gas canister, located by a metal detector.

Captain Pritchard, 31, was a member of the Honourable Artillery Company and was killed  along with many members of his regiment at the Battle of Bullecourt on 15 May, 1917.

The officer will be buried at the CWGC cemetery at Ecoust-St Mein later this month. He was formerly commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.

For the Daily Mirror story, click here

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