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Seven World War I soldiers buried after a body found during pipeline construction

Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Sentinel looks back on the honor of protecting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the 100th anniversary

British Canadian authorities killed seven soldiers in World War I more than a century ago after the body was found during the construction of a gas pipeline near Ipres, Belgium.

Soldiers were found in two separate burial grounds near the Belgian town in the heart of Flanders Fields. Hundreds of thousands of people died there between 1914 and 18 in a landscape of hell crushed by muddy shells. The

ceremony took place on Thursday at the Commonwealth War Cemetery near Ypres.

Belgium WWI Burial
Next to the casket of the Canadian Army, the casket of the Canadian Private John Lambert of the New Fundland Regiment, a soldier of the First World War. A military honor at the Irish Farm Federal War Cemetery in Ipress, Belgium, on June 30, 2022, when a full burial ceremony was held, kneeling beside the coffin. Olivier Matisse / AP

A total of 63 sets of World War I soldier corpses during work from 2014 to 2016 Discovered by archaeologists.

"Remember, we reconnect with private John Lambert. His mechanic earned 40 cents a day ... 1 I signed up to earn $ 1 a day and immediately gave my sister 60 cents a day. " regiment.

Lambert was identified from DNA. He died on August 16, 1917.

"He exaggerated his age to respond more positively and easily to the call to serve freedom and democracy," Watt continued. "Private John Lambert had the common sense of the common good. He knew that complacency did not stop the deprivation of freedom."

Five of the bodies Is from an unknown British soldier, and one unknown German soldier was also reburied. Archaeologists have discovered an artifact that connects unknown soldiers to Britain and Germany.

The evolution of DNA technology has made it possible to more and more identify unknown soldiers from World War I. Earlier this month, he was the nephew of the English poet William Wordsworth.Recently identified by DNA research — A funeral was held in France 105 years after his death.

In the United States, Defense Prisoners of War / MIA Accounting Office routinely identify the bodies of soldiers killed in action through DNA, dental and anthropological analysis. I am.

2006, U.S. Army Pvt. Francis Lupo was the first victim of World War I and was identified by his agency.

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