03 Oct '12, 4pm

Mystery of young WWII soldier's remains finally solved: A young Second World War British Army soldier, whose rem...

The funeral of Private Lewis Curtis, from Liskeard in Cornwall, who served with 5th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment, took place today with full military honours. His family, including Private Curtis's great-nephew, Rifleman Richard Edwards, aged 20, who has just returned from Afghanistan with the 5th Battalion of The Rifles - the Wiltshire Regiment's successor - were in attendance. Private Curtis, who survived the Normandy landings, became a veteran when at just 19 years old he was killed in the Netherlands in an artillery barrage during Operation Market Garden on 2 October 1944. He was buried in a shallow grave where he fell. However, the markers for the plot at De Laar Farm were washed away when German military engineers flooded the area, and his burial site was lost to his family who believed he had died in Belgium. Nearly sixty years after his death, in 2003, his rem...

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