Ghost village deserted since World War II to host funeral for one of its last residents

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The Ministry of Defence has made special arrangements for mourners to attend service inside the closed off area.

A ghost village left deserted since World War II is set to host its final funeral for one of the last known residents following a special arrangement with the Ministry of Defence.

The family of 87-year-old Raymond Nash plan to return him to the tiny village of Imber, on Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain, where he grew up before residents were forced to evacuate in 1943.

The great-grandfather and former mechanic, who died earlier this month, moved away from his first home when he was just a baby.

Only a few years later, Imber was evacuated by the British Army to create a military training ground ahead of the Allied invasion of mainland Europe.

Around 150 villagers were removed from their homes in December 1943…

Ghost village deserted since World War II to host funeral for one of its last residents

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