Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/5/2012

Lest we forget…memorial unveiled to Harry Patch, the Last Tommy

Serving soldiers fought back tears today as they unveiled a memorial to Britain’s last First World War survivor Harry Patch. The troops removed a Union Jack from the £10,000 stone monument as dozens of friends and relatives gathered in Wells, Somerset. Mr Patch – Britain’s last fighting Tommy – died in 2009 aged 111 having fought in the battle of Passchendaele in 1917. for more click here

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