Orchard Dump Cemetery, France, Funeral Ceremony

On Thursday March 15, 2018, a burial service was held at Orchard Dump Cemetery, France, for two soldiers of the First World War.


Their remains were discovered separately during excavation work near the town of Gavrelle. One soldier belonged to the Durham Light Infantry; intensive research and DNA testing has been carried out but unfortunately, to date, his identity has not been established. The other soldier served with the Bedfordshire Regiment, but it has not been possible to identify him.


They were buried with full military honours. The service was organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre and attended by British Defence Staff, regimental representatives from both The Rifles and Royal Anglian Regiments and local dignitaries. The CWGC provided the headstones.


Orchard Dump do15ma18 Order of Service
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