WWI soldiers laid to rest after 96 years

Associated Press
In this photo taken on Monday, April 22, 2013, amateur archeologist and historian Moise Dilly runs a metal detector over the area in which he located the bodies of two British World War I soldiers in 2009 in a field in Bullecourt, France. Almost 100 years after they were killed in action, Lt. John Harold Pritchard and Pvt. Christopher Douglas Elphick will be 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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