The Canadian navy says it has recognized the stays of a younger soldier from Newfoundland who died on a First World Conflict battlefield in Belgium in 1917.
The stays of Pte. John Lambert of St. John’s, a 17-year-old member of the Newfoundland Regiment, had been found throughout an archeological dig in April 2016, close to the city of Langemark.
Historic and scientific analysis led to a optimistic identification and notification of Lambert’s surviving kin.
The navy says Lambert lied about his age and was solely 16 when he enlisted within the Newfoundland Regiment on Aug. 14, 1916.
He skilled in Scotland and was serving with the first Battalion of the Newfoundland Regiment when he was killed in motion on Aug. 16, 1917 in the course of the Battle of Langemarck.
The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed in the present day that Lambert shall be buried on the Commonwealth Conflict Graves Fee’s New Irish Farm Cemetery in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
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