Unknown WWI NZ Soldier Buried in France

Posted by admin on Feb 17, 2011

Just a day after our latest military death, a New Zealand soldier who was killed in World War I 95 years ago has been buried in France. The remains of the soldier, whose identity is unknown, were discovered 14 months ago in a ploughed up field by retired French sailor M R Blyr.

“I was walking in the area and I noticed some remains in the field and on closer inspection I noticed they had a New Zealand badge,” Blyr said. The collar badges are the only clue to the soldier’s identity, and show that he fought in the Auckland regiment.

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