Private John Robertson Thomas


A soldier has been buried 90 years after he was killed in Flanders in the First World War.

Private John Robertson Thomas, 26, was identified in August; six years after his remains were dug up in a garden near Ypres in Belgium.

The Gordon Highlander was killed on October 4, 1917 at Passchendaele.

The British Army buried him in Flanders on Thursday. Great-niece Grace Drysdale said; “ It was very emotional.”

(Some 20 remains are found every year and given full military funerals. Sadly the majority remains unknown)