Soldiers are laid to rest more than a century after they fell in Battle of Loos

The remains of Private William Johnston, of the 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, were laid to rest on Thursday at the Loos British Cemetery in France with full military honours. Interview with: Sharon Williamson, Pte Johnston’s great-great-niece and Nicola Nash, of the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre. The Battle of Loos took place from September 25 to October 8 1915. It was the biggest British attack of the year, and the front lines ran through the hospital site where the remains were discovered at in 2018.

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