Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:13 pm
Can I come from this from a different tack.
I have an Uncle,whom, to all intents and purposes remains unburied,but is commemorated,by Name, on the Arras Memorial.
The CWGC,is bound by constitution,to give all UK and Dominion casualties,respect,when found.
The fact that these men have been found 90 years later,if there is a fault,does not lie with the CWGC but rather with those responsible for Battlefield clearance,bearing in mind,that the battlefields,were to be returned to productive use.
The Men,have lain anonymously,for 95 years,by all means identify their Regiment,so that they can be re-buried together,under the Marker(Regimental Badge) they died under.
But to pick over their bones,discuss artefacts,even the method of their discovery,possible identification, plus the CWGC's apparent weaknesses leaves me cold.
By all means,a fanfare,in the Press when they are laid to rest,but will the unassuming fanfare continue for the next 90 years?