‘Unknown’ WWI Kiwi Soldier Found in Belgium

Posted by admin on Sep 25, 2012

The remains of a New Zealand soldier who died in World War One have been discovered in Belgium. The New Zealand Defence Force said the remains were discovered in Messines (Mesen) in West Flanders in April, alongside two NZ Infantry shoulder badges.

Forensic analysis has confirmed the remains belong to a New Zealand soldier. NZDF military advisor in London, Lieutenant Colonel Nick Gillard, said the soldier can now be buried with his mates.

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