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Harry Patch, last WW1 trench survivor dies aged 111

Harry Patch was a true gent and made a nation proud. I was literally just watching The Last Tommy with him in it when I saw the sad nerws of his passing on the BBC News website. RIP.

The last British survivor of the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.

Mr Patch was conscripted into the Army aged 18 and fought in the Battle of Passchendaele at Ypres in 1917 in which more than 70,000 British soldiers died.

He was raised in Coombe Down, near Bath, and had been living at a care home in Wells, Somerset.

The oldest WWI veteran Henry Allingham, who served in the Royal Navy and the RAF, died at the age of 113 a week ago.


Added: Jul-25-2009 Occurred On: Jul-25-2009
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