DNA tests fail to identify unknown WWI soldiers

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Families of some British soldiers lost in action during World War I who thought their bodies had at last been found have had their hopes dashed.

Relatives of the soldiers thought to have been killed in the 1916 battle of Fromelles gave DNA samples after the bodies were exhumed last year.

But it has not been possible to identify all the 250 Allied soldiers found buried in the mass grave.

It has only been possible to say that three of the soldiers were British.

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