WW I soldier found, still clutching his gun





Ninety-one years ago, an Australian soldier fell dead on a Belgian battlefield and unnoticed by his mates, was buried, perhaps by a shell blast.

Last week he was found, astonishingly still clutching his rifle and carrying every other item of equipment with which he lumbered into battle.

Battlefield historian Mat McLachlan said that made him very unusual indeed.

"This is an interesting discovery and a lot more important for us because he was dressed in full kit," he said.

"We actually find out a lot more about the Australians during the First World War by finding bodies such as this one."

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