Six unidentified soldiers were reinterred
Six unidentified soldiers were reinterred at a special ceremony near YpresCommonwealth War Graves Commission

Six unknown First World War soldiers have been re-interred today (16 April), 100 years after they were killed in action.

They were buried with full military honours at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ypres, now known officially as leper, a province of West Flanders in Belgium.

It has not been possible to identify the soldiers although four of the men served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, the Ministry of Defence announced.

The remains of the soldiers were found in 2008 and 2010 in a farmer's field at Comines-Warneton near Le Touquet in Belgium. It is believed they were buried shortly after dying in battle in October, 1914.

The cemetery, which contains 225 Commonwealth burials from the First World War, was named after Major Charles Prowse for his heroism. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Ypres was at the centre of battles during the First World War, which claimed the lives of 750,000 soldiers and injured a further 1.5 million.