Albert Communal Cemetery - Funeral service for two British soldiers.
Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 11.00h. Full ceremonial burials for Private Harry Carter and Private William James Marmon 10th Battalion Essex Regiment at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France with D Company the Royal Anglian Regiment providing support.
Privates Carter and Marmon were both 21 years old when they were killed in action. The two soldiers were part of a group of eight men buried alive as a result of the explosion of a massive German underground mine in the Somme village of La Boisselle. In the early hours of 22 November 1915 their bombing post and dugout was engulfed by hundreds of tons of falling earth. Only now, after meticulous archaeological recovery, detailed research in British and German archives and the use of DNA analysis can the entire story be told.