Last British WW1 Vet Harry Patch dies

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  1. BBC Breaking News. BBC NEWS

    Harry Patch (1898-2009) RIP.

  2. A sad sad day.
    A great man died today.
    Sir Stand down Job more than done
  3. My thoughts and condolences to all who knew him.
  4. That is very sad news. I read his book - a thoughtful man with a real understanding of the horrors of war. RIP Lewis gunner.

    Probably not one for ceremony.........but he was the last Tommy. I wonder what his wishes were?
  5. R.I.P.
    A sad sad day

    Just watching The Last Tommy on t.v.
  6. RIP, you certainly deserve to.
  7. Sleep well sir

    and thank you
  8. Rip sir you did more to earn that than I could ever do
  9. Massive moment in the history of our Nation; there are now no living links to the Trenches.

    Rest In Peace, Sir.
  10. A Very Sad day... Rest In Peace the last Tommy of WWI

    There have been WWI Vets throughout all our lifetimes, this is truly one of those poignant times in History, a time to think about what those millions went through back then in horrific conditions...

    They Gave Their Today for Our Tomorrow

    What a life Harry Patch had, and what a remarkable man!

    July 25th a Day none of us should forget in our lifetimes...
  11. Very sad news.

  12. I wondered how long he would decide to hang on after Henry Allingham went. Maybe he felt his time was done.

    Without doubt it is the passing of not just one man but a generation to the pages of history.

    I wonder how the Government will mark the passing of this old soldier?

    is it dusty in here or is it just me?
  13. RIP.
    Wasn't there some suggestion of a state funeral for the last Tommy?
  14. He was against such a funeral, Care home are saying they have made funeral arrangements as set out by him/his family. I hope its not hijacked
  15. Sad that both Henry and Harry have passed away so soon together, rip gents.