Harry Patch

Harry Patch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry John "Harry" Patch (17 June 1898 - 25 July 2009) - known as "the Last Fighting Tommy" - was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe, and the last surviving soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. Patch was, with Claude Choules and Florence Green, one of the last three surviving British veterans of the First World War and, along with Frank Buckles and John Babcock, one of the last five veterans worldwide. At the time of his death, aged 111 years, 38 days, Patch was the verified third-oldest man in the world, the oldest man in Europe and the 67th oldest man ever. Patch was born in the village of Combe Down, near Bath, Somerset, England. He appears in the 1901 Census as a two-year-old boy along with his stonemason father William John, mother Elizabeth Ann (n e Morris), and older brothers George Frederick and William Thomas at a house called "Fonthill." The family are recorded at the same address "Fonthill Cottage" in the 1911 census. His elder brothers are recorded as a carpenter and banker mason respectively. Patch left school in 1913, and started work as an apprentice plumber in Bath.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613496493X
  • 9786134964937