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Friday, September 18, 1998 Published at 03:09 GMT 04:09 UK


World: Europe

British War hero finaly get's hero's funeral


A British corporal, who was posted missing during the second world war will finally be given a war hero's funeral today.

Corporal George Froud was shot out of the sky in September 1944 during the battle to secure Arnhem bridge in Holland.

His remains were unearthed in July 1997 during building work in a doctor's garden in the Netherlands.

Corporal Froud's son will be at the ceremony which will take place at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Oosterbeek, Holland.

Corporal Froud's sister, who adopted his son after his death, is unable to attend the funeral, but will be visited by an army padre.

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