Old soldier dies at 107 - Phillip Mayne

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  1. 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.
  2. RIP

    Thank you Sir
  3. Rest In Peace Sir
  4. RIP

    A hero indeed
  5. A true hero
  6. RIP. a life well led
  7. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    I hope there will be an RE presence at the long walk and ham sandwich... family permitting and approving of course.

    Godspeed sir.....
  8. RIP and rest knowing the difference you have made to so many.
  9. 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...
  10. Rip Sir
    A Sapper on his final tour
    Bet he is building a bar in heaven right now...UBIQUE
  11. Relieved from duty, God bless you Sir
  12. RIP sir.

    And thank you for your service. UBIQUE
  13. Rest well, that Sapper.
  14. RIP Sir