Old soldier dies at 107 - Phillip Mayne

From the internationally acclaimed North Yorkshire Advertiser

Philip Mayne, Ex Royal Engineers

THE region's last surviving First World War soldier has died at the age of 107. Philip Mayne died in his sleep at The Terrace nursing home, Richmond.

Born in London, he joined the Army at 18. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant with the Royal Engineers, making him the last surviving British officer, and was preparing to be posted when the war ended.

He worked at ICI, Billingham, and retired as technical director.

Mr Mayne and his wife, Evelyn, who died in 1979, had three children, eight grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He only moved from his home at Marton, near Stockton, three years ago to Richmond to be nearer daughter, Muriel Stedman, who lives at Middleton Tyas.

Mr Mayne's funeral will take place on Monday at St Cuthbert's Church, in Marton.
One of the last, there can't be many of our WWI Vets left now.....

From one Sapper to another RIP Fella and Thank You for what you did back then so that we could have normal lives today......

As Always.... We Will Remember...
Relieved from duty, God bless you Sir
RIP, how many of these gentlemen are left now? I was led to believe last year that there were only 4 British WWI veterans left.


RIP Fellow Sapper


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