Nearly a century after his death, a Canadian who died fighting in the First World War and whose remains were only recently identified was buried Tuesday in France, Canada's defense minister said. Private Thomas Lawless was buried with full military honors at La Chaudiere Military Cemetery in Vimy, France. Members of his family participated in the interment ceremony.

"The courage and dedication of our Canadian First World War heroes will never be forgotten," Defense Minister Peter MacKay said in a statement. "After all these years, we finally recognize Private Thomas Lawless with the honor and dignity he so greatly deserves."

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