Free Train Travel For Service Personnel Attending Remembrance Day Events And Unknown WW1 Soldier Laid To Rest

Posted on November 6, 2018

Serving members of the Armed Forces will be entitled to free train travel on Sunday if attending Remembrance events. Operators are also offering free travel for Royal British Legion volunteers raising money through Poppy Appeal collections in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Manchester. Paul Plummer, chief executive of industry body the Rail Delivery Group, said: “This centenary year, we remember those who worked tirelessly to keep Britain’s railway moving during the Great War and the thousands of railway workers who served under arms.”

The body of an unknown British soldier from the Great War is to be laid to rest today. He is believed to have served in the Lancashire Fusiliers and will be buried with full military honours alongside two Australian soldiers. The three are thought to have been killed in the Battle of Passchendaele which took place in Ypres, Belgium, between July and November 1917. Ministers, dignitaries and representatives from the regiment are expected to attend.

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