Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/8/2009

A handmade leather heart, a gold cross and a train ticket: The poignant keepsakes found at mass World War I graves in France

They are the personal mementoes and keepsakes of men whose bodies have lain abandoned and disturbed in the wake of one of the First World War’s most deadly and wasteful battles.

Between 250 and 300 bodies of British and Australian soldiers have been discovered in mass graves in northern France, where they were buried by German forces after the disastrous 1916 Battle of Fromelles. for more click here

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