Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/11/2009

It flew over the trenches. Yesterday the Union Flag marked the passing of a generation

Only one man, in this repository of kings and legends, is so revered that none may tread upon his grave.

And yesterday, on the anniversary of his funeral here in Westminster Abbey, he was the focal point as the Queen and the entire nation paid a formal farewell to the generation who fought the Great War.

In recent months, we have lost our last three witnesses of the First World War – Bill Stone, 108, of the Royal Navy, Henry Allingham, 113, founder member of the Royal Air Force and, finally, Harry Patch, 111, the last Tommy, the last man to know what it was really like to ‘go over the top’. for more click here

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