Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Eight decades in the wrong grave: Map collection helps solve family mystery.

The Great War

For 84 years, Private William Phillips was missing, lying underneath another man's headstone.
The soldier was killed in the final months of the war, when the front lines were moving quickly. He was buried on the battlefield near Bray-sur-Somme, but when the graves were moved into cemeteries in 1919, he was recorded as missing, his body classified as an unknown soldier.

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