Prowse Point Military Cemetery - Funeral Service for 6 Unknown Soldiers.

Reburial of 6 soldiers on 16th April 2015 at Prowse Point Military Cemetery, reburied in Belgium with full military honours more than 100 years after they were killed in action in World War One.

 

Remains of the unknown soldiers were found in 2008 and 2010 in a farmer's field near the town of Ypres. Two of the men were from the King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment and two from the Lancashire Fusiliers. The regiments of the other two men are not known.

 

From when their remains were recovered the authorities were sure that they had found battlefield graves that were lost in subsequent actions, now the men, albeit unnamed, will be provided with a grave in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery and will lie with over 200 others who died in the war.

 

The service was conducted by The Reverend Chris Kellock, CF, and The Reverend Mike Goodison, CF. and HE Miss Alison Rose, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Belgium, made the scripture reading.

 

Brigadier Peter Rafferty, MBE, Colonel of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment read the Collect of the King's Own:
"Lord Jesus, King of Glory, who dost love Thine own unto the end, grant we pray Thee, that we, The King's Own Royal Regiment, may faithfully serve our Sovereign Lord the Queen, whose true soldiers we are; and in all our service mayever seek Thy Kingdom, who wi the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest for ever."

 

Brigadier Bill Aldridge, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, read the Collect of the Lancashire Fusiliers:
"O Lord God, for as much as nothing is too hard for thee,
increase, we pray thee, the faith of the Lancashire Fusiliers,
so that we may wear courage like a flower in the day of battle,
and hearing his voice who hath said,
all things are possible to him that believeth,
may endure all things for the love of thee,
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord."

 

Members of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment and the Lancashire Fusiliers travelled from the UK to attend.

 

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