Faces of the heroic 'boy soldiers' who fought and died for their country in World War One

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Pictured: Private James Alex Thomas, 17th King’s Liverpool Regiment, is the second youngest known soldier of the BEF to have died.<br />
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These are the fresh faces of the heroic 'boy soldiers' who fought and died for their country in World War One.<br />
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Boys as young as 13 served overseas as a patriotic fervour swept over Britain in the war with Germany.<br />
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They participated in some of the war's bloodiest battles, including Ypres, the Somme and Gallipoli.<br />
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It is believed that over 400,000 underage soldiers signed up to 'do their duty', with quarter of a million entering battle and thousands dying.