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A very sad loss indeed. RIP
Sad indeed. 109 yrs old though, not a bad run for an old soldier was it?
Saw him on the Last Tommy TV programme.
Last Jock of WW1 now gone.
Not bad at all,according to the BBC website he was the Last of the
'Old Contemptibles', Britain's army of 1914.
Last survivor of 'Christmas truce' tells of his sorrow
Mr Anderson was also the holder of Franceâs highest honour, the Legion dâHonneur.
Now up in Valhalla getting the beers in, or a wee dram.
Gone, but not forgotten.
Truly a sad loss for the country.
Gone but not forgotten.
Very sad. There's not many left now - it makes it even more important that we remember them in the years to come, a whole generation's worth of British youth, who sacrificed so much in shocking conditions.
Mr Anderson seemed a complete star when interviewed for the TV programmes in the run up to the recent Armistice Day celebrations.
The nation has lost one of its best.
He had a good innings, lads. you can't ask for more than that, really.
A quite remarkable man. Remember one of his opening comments on the Last Tommy was making fun about his son being 78 years old.
RIP sir, you deserve it.
Huge respect enjoy your hard earnt rest.
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