A SOLDIER killed 100 years ago in the First World War has been identified - 100 years after his death.

LCpl William Henry Warr, 27, perished in a battle in the French village of Beaucamps aligns on October 18, 1914.

His body, along with those of several colleagues from the 2nd Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment, was discovered during construction work in 2009.

Experts then set about identifying the remains by taking DNA samples from relatives still living.

William was from Dorset, but he has family living in Somerset.

The dead soldiers will be buried with full military honours at a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in October. A further five dead men have yet to be identified.

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