WWI soldiers laid to rest after 96 years

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Farmer Didier Guerle shows a rusted and deteriorated rifle and pickaxe which he found in a field in 2009 near the site of where he also located the bodies of two British World War One soldiers in Bullecourt, France on Monday April 22, 2013. Almost 100 years after they were killed in action, Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard and Private Christopher Douglas Elphick will re-interred with full military honors in the H.A.C Cemetery at Ecoust-St. Mein, France, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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Lieutenant Pritchard was killed in action on May 15, 1917 during an enemy attack near Bullecourt, France and his remains were found in a field near the site in 2009. Private Elphick was born in Dulwich, South London in 1889. He was killed in action on May 15, 1917 during an enemy attack near Bullecourt, France and his remains were found in 2009. His body was eventually identified by a signet ring bearing his initials. Almost 100 years after they were killed in action, both Pritchard and Elphick were re-interred with full military honors in a private ceremony.

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