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Youngest World War II service casualty identified

A merchant navy cabin boy from Yorkshire was the youngest British serviceman to have died in the Second World War.

Reggie Earnshaw was just 14 years old when he died for his country and had lied about his age in order to join the war effort.

His story came to light after a shipmate led a four-year quest to find out what happened to his friend.

Lorna Gordon reports.


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