One of the Royal Sussex soldiers found on the site (left). The research of human remains is carried out by Marit Vandenbruaene, the physical anthropologist from the Flemish Heritage Institute (VIOE) (right).

Six remains of soldiers we recovered from Cross Roads. Three of them were piled up on top of each other. It is possible they died during an attack. The equipment from two of these soldiers was very well preserved: the uniform, the webbing, the Royal Sussex Regiment insignia and the Ankle boots were in an astonishing good shape. One of them carried a Webley gun, which means he could likely have been a Machine-gunner. The equipment was investigated by several specialists: L. Milner (Imperial War Museum, London (UK)), A. Robertshaw (National Army Museum, London (UK)) and Peter Doyle (University of Greenwich (UK)). The men probably died in the spring of 1917. One of the soldiers carried a Small Box Respirator with him. A fourth human remain was found completely scattered in a shell hole. An insignia shows that he belonged to the 5th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers.