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Killed in WWI, French soldier finally laid to rest

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A French soldier killed in action during World War I was finally laid to rest in his hometown Monday just months after his remains were discovered by chance by German tourists. 

People gather around a coffin containing the remains of World War I French soldier Jean Caillou on November 11, 2013 in the Cestas church, near Bordeaux

Jean Caillou was 41 when he was gunned down in March 1916 near Verdun in the northeast, the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the devastating 1914-18 war that claimed the lives of 1.4 million French people.

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