Remains of South Yorkshire soldiers from First World War reburied

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One hundred years after they were killed in action the remains of four South Yorkshire soldiers are to be re-interred during a ceremony in France today.

The soldiers were among 15 fallen heroes from World War One whose bodies were discovered around the Beaucamps Ligny area of northern France in 2009.

They are Private John Brameld, born in Sheffield, Privates John Willie Jarvis and Ernest Oxer, both born in Rotherham, and Pte Walter Ellis, born in Doncaster.

The Ministry of Defence formally identified 11 of the 15 soldiers using DNA tests. Work continues to try to identify the remaining four.

All 15, from the York and Lancaster Regiment, will be re-interred in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Y-Farm Cemetery in northern France.