Deerlijk, South West-Flanders, Belgium. 24 sept. 1981. Human remains are discovered during road works. Under supervision of police, three remains were unearthed. Clothes and equipment with Queens Own Cameron Highlanders badges and shouldertitles shows they are Scottish soldiers.They are taken to Ypres and later reburied in Cement House Cemetery, Langemark, Plot 7A,row C, grave 1
Ten years later, I published a studie about the octoberfightings in 1918 of the IInd Corps in South West-Flanders. An appendix dealt with the excavation of the three Camerons. This appendix was based on police reports,photographs taken during the excavation and intervieuws with those present...etc.
To my regret the Camerons were reburied as unknown soldiers. What was happened? I know British soldiers wore poorly made ID-discs, but three sp˘ons were found!! And every spoon wears the soldiers individual number!! I tried in many ways to trace the spoons. Unfortunately I had no succes.
Later I discovered three Camerons of the 5th Bn. who were missed that very day. The Wall of the Missing,Tyne Cot, Passendale is showing their names. Part 66 of Soldiers died in the Great War shows the losses of 20/10/18. Only three of them have no known grave.Pte. Andrew Bremner is one of them. Further info: S/32328 ,5th Bn Cameron Highlanders, + 20/10/18, Age 19. Son of Jessie Bremner, of 4, Francis street, Wick, and the late William Bremner.
On this occasion I would like to get in touch with relatives ot Pte Andrew Bremner in order to know more about him
Kind regards from Flanders,
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