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Passing of the last WW1 British Soldier

27 July, 2009
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Harry Patch

The final page of the final chapter of one of Britain’s and the world’s great conflicts was turned over today.  Harry Patch, aged 111, died.  Patch, as a young lad of 19 fought at Passchendaele at Ypres.

He insisted he “only did what was asked of him and no more.”  What a striking contrast to so much of today’s celebrity culture!  Yet, there are today men and women who quietly and bravely follow in Harry’s way.

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See the following link about Harry’s life — an ordinary man who claimed to live an ordinary life.  We owe him and so many others so much.

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