Last British survivor of WWI trenches dies

Published on July 25th, 2009 | by Admin

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Harry Patch, the last British survivor of the WWI trenches, and the second last British survivor of the war itself, has passed away at the age of 111.

Mr Patch was conscripted into the Army aged 18 and fought in the Battle of Passchendaele at Ypres in 1917 in which more than 70,000 British soldiers died.

He was raised in Combe Down, near Bath, and had been living at a care home in Wells, Somerset.

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