Saturday, 27 September 2014

Remains of WW1 Canadian soldiers identified

Eight years after they were discovered mitochrondrial DNA from the remains of four soldiers of the 78th Battalion, Clifford Neelands, Lachlan McKinnon, William Simms and John Oscar Lindell, has enabled them to be identified.
 
Another body is thought to be that of Albert Edward Ahmed, a Barnardo's home child.

Three additional soldiers remain unidentified. All eight are believed to have died during the Battle of Amiens in 1918.
 

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