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PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium – 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.