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Behind the scenes at Fromelles


Steve Knibbs speaks to Robert McNeil, mortuary manager at Fromelles.

A project to identify the bodies of hundreds of soldiers - including many of the Glosters - who died in the First World War is currently taking place in France.

DNA samples from living relatives have been taken to identify remains taken from the site of the Battle of Fromelles.

Around 60 soldiers from Gloucestershire were involved in the battle in 1916 but many who died were buried without proper graves.

The grave was found after detective work by an Australian historian and the work is being supervised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.



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