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  • Unnamed 'soldier of the great war' identified by great niece in Brisbane

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-0...tified/9945792

    Unnamed 'soldier of the great war' identified by great niece in Brisbane

    By Phil Williams and Gwen Griffith

    Nearly 18,000 Australian soldiers are lying in unmarked graves in France and Belgium. Now, there is one fewer.
    One-hundred years after his death, Private Robert Bowness finally has a name on his gravestone — and it's thanks to his great niece's efforts to find him.
    Kristine Broadway had grown up hearing stories of the uncle she never met.
    She knew the 22-year-old soldier from Brisbane had been killed by a German artillery shell the day after the Hamel victory in Northern France, and that no-one knew the location of his grave.
    Nice work by the family.
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