Last WW1 Vet To Attend Poppy Ceremony

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Mazur_UK, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20071027/tuk-last-ww1-vet-to-attend-poppy-ceremon-45dbed5.html

    Sounds like a great event. Hopfully it will rasie awareness that veterans don't live forever.

    I was under the impression there were at least 2 more WW1 UK vets still alive?
     
  2. I believe Mr Patch is the last British survivor of ground combat in the Great War. There's certainly a couple more Great War veterans left, including Henry Allingham the oldest man in Britain.
     

  3. To be fair the original quote is not about "WW1 UK vets" it is about soldiers who fought at Passchendaele and Ypres
     
  4. Mr Allingham is the last survivor of The Battle Of Jutland i believe.
     
  5. No disrespect to the thread or the people who fell but that cemetary looks like the German one at Langemarck to me,
     
  6. In my sig? Yes it is.