Soldiers of the Great War Laid to Rest

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The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers take Captain Walker to his final resting place.
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Great nephew Alistair Innes-Walker receives the Union Flag from Captain Alex Edmund.
Padre Stuart Richards delivers the service for Captain Walker and the six unknown soldiers.

Captain Henry John Innes Walker, a New Zealander serving with the British Army, has finally been laid to rest alongside six unknown soldiers who were killed during the First World War. Known to his family as Jack, Capt Walker enlisted into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as did one of the unknown soldiers. The five remaining soldiers were buried as unknown soldiers of unknown regiments at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s New Irish Farm Cemetery in Ieper, Belgium.

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