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Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

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Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

Harry Patch , the last remaining British soldier from WW1 has died aged 111.
Just a week ago Henry Allingham died aged 113.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8168691.stm
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Re: Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

I thought this is very appropriate, thoughtful and fitting.....hope you agree....................Rob
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8175000/8175790.stm
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Re: Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

Very touching and well presented. Thank you for posting.  It's very appropriate on the day that the funeral of Harry Allingham takes place.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8175751.stm
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Re: Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

Indeed - thanks for alerting us.
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Re: Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

I would like to be associated with artmo's comment in post 2, I couldn't do better.
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Re: Last British Soldier from WW1 dies

A lovely tribute from David Gray, Henry Allingham's grandson, at today's funeral.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8176549.stm
The service was concluded with a flypast from five replica World War I aircraft.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8176631.stm