Canadian WWII soldier given proper burial 70 years after his death


Canadian Private Albert Laubenstein has found a final resting place, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II. He was buried with military honours on Wednesday at the Canadian War Cemetery some 70 kilometres from where he fought and was killed. Private Albert Laubenstein was killed in action during the Battle of Kapelsche Veer on 26 January 1945. He was originally buried in a battlefield grave, the location of which had been lost, but his remains were discovered in June 2014, by a metal detector hobbyist scanning the southern bank of the river Maas near Sprang-Capelle, Netherlands.


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