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Full Military Honors for Unknown World War I Soldiers

Image: Stephen McLeod, great step nephew of World War One soldier Private William McAleer, looks at headstones before a reburial ceremony at Loos British Cemetery
Stephen McLeod, great step-nephew of Private William McAleer, looks at headstones before a reburial ceremony at Loos British Cemetery on March 14, 2014 in Loos-en-Gohelle, France.Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

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Almost 100 years after they were killed in action in World War I, twenty British soldiers were reburied with full military honors Friday in a somber ceremony at a cemetery in northern France.

The bodies of the soldiers were discovered in 2010. Only one of the twenty, who were killed in the battle of Loos in 1915, has been identified. Private William McAleer from the 7th Battalion the Royal Scottish Fusiliers, whose great step-nephew Stephen McLeod is pictured above, was found with his identity tag.

The graves of the unidentified soldiers will be marked "Known unto God".

— Getty Images contributed to this report

Image: Soldiers carry the flag-draped casket of British soldier William McAleer
Soldiers carry the flag-draped casket of British soldier William McAleer at Loos British Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, northern France, on March 14.DENIS CHARLET / AFP - Getty Images

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