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The 'Last Tommy' has died

Article about: Hi Guy's, As some of you probably know, Harry Patch, the U.K's last survivor of WW1 passed away this morning at 9a.m BST. Harry fought at Passchendaele in 1917, and was later wounded badly e

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    Indeed!
    Just heard it over the news.
    They showed him being decorated with a French distinguished medal,not so long ago. I do not recall witch one , sorry.
    Rest In Peace.

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    I wept when i found this out this morning and i weep now reading all these comments.
    Rest in Peace Harry Patch,you will be missed

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    Truely a sad time , iv seen Harry on a couple of ww1 documentries , a great soldier a great guy , now where all great soldiers go , R.I.P Harry , cheers Raymond

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    RIP Harry the last of my Grandfathers generation.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    According to what I heard on the news there would be worldwide 2 gents left; on American and one Australian ex-soldiers.
    Must be strange to be the last witness of that time...
    I wouldn't trade the place, living what they have lived it feels....more like a punishment to me.
    I hope they don't read thise!!

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    Just to complete the story of Harry Patch; it was "officier de la Légion d'honneur" he was made on the 9 th of marsh of thise year.

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    Just found out there is a list of the people who recieved it on wikipedia, but his name isn't on it does anybody know how to do thise?
    Liste des officiers de la Légion d'honneur - Wikipédia

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    RIP Harry thank you for your sacrifice.

    Rick

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    Very sad news. I saw a lot of Union Flags being flown at half mast yesterday as a mark of respect to Harry.

    RIP.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    god bless Harry Patch......
    a very sad day indeed. gone but not forgotten
    nice to have this thread to pay our respects to a great man!!
    thankyou Harry Patch. R.I.P

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