St. Mary's ADS Cemetery, Funeral Service.

On Wednesday 28th March 2018 a burial service was held in the morning at St Mary’s A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes, France, for three soldiers of the First World War.

 

The remains of two soldiers of the Royal Scots were discovered by a farmer near Haisnes. The location of where the remains were found makes it possible that these soldiers were killed during the Battle of Loos in September 1915. However, there are too many soldiers of the Royal Scots missing from that battle to identify these soldiers.

 

These two members of the Royal Scots will be buried alongside an unidentified soldier of an unknown regiment. His remains were found by a farmer near Auchy les Mines, in the area of the former Hohenzollern Redoubt, a German defensive position which was fought over several times.

 

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 headstones.