Private Arthur Burt served with the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and his final resting place is at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, on the Somme in France.
The service was organised by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC).
Private Burt enlisted in the Army as soon as war broke out in September 1914. At the time, he was aged 27.
He signed up at the Keep in Bodmin, which had been the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry headquarters since the 1880s.
Pte Burt joined 7th Battalion and was soon sent to France after receiving his training.
He was praised for his gallant and brave conduct during the attack on Guillemont on 31 August 1916 and was recommended for the Military Medal.
Reverend Richard Begg CF said:
"After nearly 103 years, since he fell on the Somme, we were able to continue a work started by the Chaplains who served in World War One, the devotion and dignity to the care of those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country."
The CWGC will now care for his final resting place in perpetuity.