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Student finds world war skeleton
An archaeology student has uncovered the body of an Australian soldier 90 years after he died in battle during World War I.
Graham Arkley, 21, a student at Bradford University, found the skeleton while excavating the German trenches near St Yves, in Wallonia, Belgium.
The area was attacked by the Australian 3rd Division on the morning of 7 June 1917, during the Battle of Messines.
Mr Arkley is part-way through his BSc Archaeology degree.
He found the skeleton, dressed in full kit, while working with a project set up to examine the effectiveness of the training of the Australian 3rd Division during World War I.