WWI troops found in mass grave reburied in France

By By the Associated Press

FROMELLES, France (AP) - The remains of last of 250 Australian and British soldiers whose bodies were discovered in a mass grave are being reburied on the 94th anniversary of the bloody World War I battle of Fromelles.

Prince Charles and top Australian officials are to attend the ceremony, which marks the end of more than two years of painstaking exhumation and identification work by archaeologists.

Organizers say the families of some of the soldiers also are expected to attend Monday's event. It will see a coffin containing
the remains of the last soldier carried from the site of the mass graves in a WWI-era, horse-pulled wagon to a recently built cemetery nearby.

Prince Charles will then dedicate the new Fromelles Military Cemetery.

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