Another WWI Vet died

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  1. Doughboy

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    R.I.P Harry Patch.:salute::salute::salute::salute::salute:
     
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    I believe Christian that Harry was the very last WW1 vet from any nation there are no more left that saw action in the great war so with Harrys passing the only acounts are those that have been recorded, his death is very significant
    hence it being the lead news story on the BBC
    so long Harry and all the WW1 vets that went before you :salute:
     
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    The last warrior of the Great War... R.I.P.
    :salute:
     
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    I didn't know he was the last one....R.I.P:salute:
     
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    Hard to believe that he WAS the last to have participated in those horrible battles.

    RIP!
     
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    :salute: Rest in peace, you've earned it!
     
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    :salute: :salute: :salute:

    He is not the last WW1 Vet from any nation, just from the British Army.
     
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    I dont think any of the other surviving vets actually saw combat in the trenches. The last US veteran still around was an ambulance driver but I dont think he actually was up front getting shot at and living n the mud.
     
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    May you rest in peace, Mr. Patch. We will miss you. :salute::salute::salute: I actually had a few tears when I read about it on yahoo. :cry:
     
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    I stand corrected, done a bit of searching and there are 3 vets left Frank Buckles an ambulance driver, John Babcock who was still in training at the end of the war Claude Choules a sailor who wittnessed the German fleet scuttling at Scapper

    So Harry was the last man to fight on the western front in the trenches not the last serviceman
     
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    Wow, may they never be forgotten! It is just terrible that all these memories will soon be gone. Terrible!
     
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    What once was memory passes into history.......But RIP Harry, seems amazing that you look at all those old WW1 photos and know every last man is no longer with us. However unlike say the Napoleonic wars we have a great deal of information from the ordinary soldier as well as countless pictures, films etc. So I don't think it will ever be forgotten or pass into myth in quite the same way :salute:
     
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