This week saw the burial of Private Richard Lancaster whose remains were identified after being discovered during an archaeological dig in Ypres last year. Pte Lancaster was killed on 10 November 1914 and his body was not recovered.
Following his burial in Prowse Point Military cemetery on Wednesday, Pte Lancaster’s name will now be removed from the Ploegstreet memorial to the missing. This has been noted on his CWGC record, which now reads,
“Also commemorated on Panel 4 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium – to be removed when the panel is next replaced.”