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#1 Richard

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:19 PM

We have been hit again with the sad news of Harry Patch the last British WW1 Veteran in the UK to pass away.

Farewell Harry. :poppy:

Last UK veteran of WWI trench battles dies at 111 - Yahoo! News

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#2 kerrd5

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:29 PM

"The last survivor of the first world war trenches has died aged 111.

"Harry Patch, knicknamed the ‘Last Tommy’, died peacefully at his care home in Wells, Somerset, at 9am this morning.

"His death comes one week after that of fellow veteran Henry Allingham, then the world’s oldest man, at 113."

'Last Tommy' Harry Patch dies aged 111 - Times Online

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

Saw that myself, rest in peace Mr. Patch.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:17 PM

Here as well.

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Harry Patch, pictured here on November 11, 2008, at an Armistice Day commemoration ceremony in London.



Last British Army WWI veteran dead at 111 - CNN.com
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#5 sniper1946

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:47 PM

the likes of we shall not see again,r.i.p.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:49 PM

May he rest in peace and thank for serving Sir :poppy:

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#7 AndyPants

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

i already heard of this sad news.............RIP Harry, you will not be forgotten :poppy:
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#8 JulioMoc

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:06 PM

My God, that's the end of an era. May you rest in peace Mr. Patch! :salute:
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#9 wtid45

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

R.I.P Harry:poppy: end of an era.
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:53 AM

R.I.P Harry.
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#11 cruachan

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:27 AM

Rest in peace Harry, back with your comrades now.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:41 AM

Goodbye Harry R.I.P

I know he didn't want a state funeral but I hope he has a good send off.

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#13 Kai-Petri

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:57 AM

Suddenly no WW1 BEF veterans left....

R.I.P. Harry!
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:25 PM

Ah, Rest in Peace, old soldier. The world, we hardly knew ye.
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:43 PM

A generation beyond our time... would have enjoyed some stories from Harry. RIP Mr. Patch




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