A World War One photograph of a funeral service being conducted behind the front lines. Casualties were buried as close to where they fell as was practically possible and grave markers erected from whatever materials were available. As battle lines changed and artillery bombardments continued, many of these early battle ground cemeteries were destroyed or ‘lost’ and is the reason why so many casualties of the war are now accounted as missing.

Top: Cap badge of the Grenadier Guards.

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