News story: FOUR UNKNOWN IRISH SOLDIERS BURIED ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THEIR DEATHS IN THE GREAT WAR

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An interesting future outcome may come from the DNA recovered from the 3 being scanned onto the ever growing open source genealogy DNA websites. 100 years on the pool of relatives will large and the tracing of the recently recovered will likely outstrip those buried in the past.

An amazing thought that these men will someday be named unlike the Known Unto God headstones across France and Flanders.
 
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Huge numbers of unknowns lie north of Ypres where the A19 ends. A GPR survey for the now abandoned road found over 2,000 contacts in an area of an acre or so by the junction. Its where a lot of the soldiers killed in the first year of fighting were buried and the graves lost when it became No Mans Land in Mid 1915.
 
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Huge numbers of unknowns lie north of Ypres where the A19 ends. A GPR survey for the now abandoned road found over 2,000 contacts in an area of an acre or so by the junction. Its where a lot of the soldiers killed in the first year of fighting were buried and the graves lost when it became No Mans Land in Mid 1915.
It beggers belief just how many bodies must have been uncovered when the A19 was originally built.
 
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An amazing thought that these men will someday be named unlike the Known Unto God headstones across France and Flanders.
well you say that but some of these recent press release are about grave already in existence being re dedicated so my guess (and it is just a swag) is that CWGC has recently employed a research ninja who is identifying some of the unknowns
 

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