IN an article in the Echo on November 20 we featured the story of two unknown soldiers who were finally given a dignified burial – a century after their death.

The unknown soldiers were from the Dorsetshire and Bedfordshire Regiments. Both were buried as ‘A Soldier of the Great War – Known Unto God’. Sadly the two soldiers couldn't be identified.

Reading the story about the burials at the Bouzincourt Ridge Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Cemetery, near Albert in France rang a bell for reader Norman Apps, whose grandfather is also buried at the cemetery and died in the First World War.

Norman, of Nottington, near Weymouth, said: "I read the article with interest as my grandfather is buried there and he died on June 30 1918.

"It is a small cemetery and I have never heard it mentioned before. I was last there in May 1995."

Norman's grandfather, Frederick James Golder, was 35 when he died.

The information Norman sent us from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission tells us that Frederick, born in Folkestone, Kent, was the son of Thomas Edward and Amelia Jane Golder and was married to Rose Golder of Red Lion cottages, Snargate, Ashford, Kent.

Frederick, a private, is remembered with honour at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery at Albert.

Norman has also sent us this picture of himself visiting his grandfather's grave at the cemetery.

Life was hard for Frederick, Norman said.

"They were tough times, my mother told me that there was a flu pandemic in 1918 and my grandmother had to help my grandfather get dressed in order to join his unit because he was affected by this.

"I don’t think that was a particularly unusual thing to do in those times because people were very patriotic and ‘did their duty’."