Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Funeral Service.

On Tuesday 27th March 2018 a burial service was held in the morning at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blagny, France, for a soldier of the First World War.


The remains of a soldier of the Royal Scots were discovered by a team of workmen near the village of Athies. Given the location of where the remains were found it is a possibility that this soldier was killed during the Battle of Arras in April 1917. However, there are too many soldiers of the Royal Scots missing from that battle to identify this soldier.


The service has been organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre and attended by British Defence Staff, regimental representatives from The Royal Regiment of Scotland and local dignitaries. The CWGC will be providing the headstone.