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    I have the utmost respect and admiration for three heroes of a generation who sacrificed so much for future generations, allowing my family to live the lives we do today.

    All 3 men went on to live incredibly long lives but have all now sadly passed away.


    William Stone

    Henry Allingham

    Harry Patch


    May you all Rest In Peace




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    Well said.



    May you all Rest In Peace
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    My Mums friend had the honour of meeting Henry Allingham via the British Legion, and will be attending his funeral next week.

    Mr Allingham is to have a full military service I believe, and rightly so.




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    There is only one World War I veteran left now apparently. A chap living in Australia who's 108. It'll be a sad day when he dies.

    Edit to say his name is Claude Choules.





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    With you on this. I watched the documentary a few years back on Harry Patch's experiences...it has stayed with me. I have been reading the histories and obituaries of these guys this last week or two. They deserve to never be forgotten, and at the risk of sounding too dramatic, they have most certainly been toasted in our house as they have passed.






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    May you all Rest In Peace - I thank you







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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire, post: 153431
    There is only one World War I veteran left now apparently. A chap living in Australia who's 108. It'll be a sad day when he dies.

    Edit to say his name is Claude Choules.
    that's right, aren't they just incredible men.



    Quote Originally Posted by Deb, post: 153441
    With you on this. I watched the documentary a few years back on Harry Patch's experiences...it has stayed with me. I have been reading the histories and obituaries of these guys this last week or two. They deserve to never be forgotten, and at the risk of sounding too dramatic, they have most certainly been toasted in our house as they have passed.

    not dramatic at all, i think it's wonderful that you've done that




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    Further news on Henry Allinghams funeral, from what i can understand the whole area is to be closed and minor Royals will be attending.

    I would expect nothing less....




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