Found, The War Hero Missing For A Century: Nephew Uses DNA To Identify Remains In Mass Grave

Posted by admin on Apr 22, 2010

For almost 100 years, his ‘missing’ body lay in an unmarked war grave in northern France.

But thanks to the tenacity of his nephew, a chance archaeological discovery and DNA technology, Private Harry Dibben has at last received a proper burial.

The extraordinary story came to light after Richard Dibben began to research his family history.

He discovered his great-uncle Harry had been shot while attacking a German trench in Fromelles in 1916.

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