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Amersham & Wycombe College students attend reburial of unknown soldiers from WWI in Belgium

| April 15, 2016

As part of an on-going project remembering the fallen from Flackwell Heath during the First World War, staff and students from the Public Services Department of Amersham & Wycombe College participated in a Battlefield walking tour in Belgium during their Easter break.

The group attended the reburial of three unknown soldiers, whose remains were recently uncovered in a farmer’s field in Wijtschate, Belgium. The ranks, dates of death and the regiments of the soldiers are unknown.

Presided over by Reverend Ian Rogers, Chaplain to 4th Battalion The Rifles, the ceremony took place on Tuesday 5th April 2016 in Derry House Cemetery No.2, Wijtschate, Belgium.

It was also attended by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Belgium Miss Alison Rose, The Defence Attaché to Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg Colonel James Phillips, local dignitaries, and members of a number of local veteran organisations as well as Amersham & Wycombe College students and staff.

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