They died amid the screams, machine-gun fire and deafening bomb blasts on the last day of the Battle of Bullecourt in May 1917. And for 92 years, their bodies lay where they had fallen, buried in the debris of the churned-up battlefield.
Yesterday Lieutenant John Harold Pritchard and Private Christopher Douglas Elphick were finally laid to rest in a full military funeral following the discovery of their remains in the farmland of northern France.
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