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6 British soldiers reburied in Flanders Fields a century after dying in WWI

  • British Drum Major Paul Ingleton plays the Last Post during a reburial ceremony for six British World War I soldiers at Prowse Point cemetery in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914. Two were identified as from the Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    British Drum Major Paul Ingleton plays the Last Post during a reburial ceremony for six British World War I soldiers at Prowse Point cemetery in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914. Two were identified as from the Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • British soldiers are reflected in a pond during a World War I reburial ceremony at Prowse Point cemetery in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914. Two were identified as from the Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    British soldiers are reflected in a pond during a World War I reburial ceremony at Prowse Point cemetery in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914. Two were identified as from the Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A British soldiers pays respects at a grave during a reburial ceremony for six World War I soldiers at Prowse Point cemetery in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914. Two were identified as from the Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    A British soldiers pays respects at a grave during a reburial ceremony for six World War I soldiers at Prowse Point cemetery in Ploegsteert, Belgium on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914. Two were identified as from the Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

Six British servicemen have been reburied in Flanders Fields over a century after they died in the chaotic first months of World War I.

The six unknown soldiers got a service with full military honors Thursday.

Their bodies were found half a dozen years ago in farmland in the surroundings of Ypres where several of the war's biggest battles were fought. Two were identified as coming from Lancashire Fusiliers and two from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

They are believed to have died on the battlefield in October 1914 at a time when German and British forces faced off in ferocious battles as the frontline of the 1914-1918 war was formed.