Britain's last WWI veteran dies at 111

The last surviving British soldier to fight in the WWI Harry Patch died at the age of 111, British Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday.

It was reported that Patch had been unwell for some time and passed away peacefully at a care home.

His passing comes one week after another survivors of the conflict and the world's oldest man, Henry Allingham died aged 113.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II paid her tribute to Patch, saying that "We will never forget the bravery and enormous sacrifice of his generation."

Prince Charles said "The Great War is a chapter in our history we must never forget, so many sacrifices were made, so many young lives lost."

"So today nothing could give me greater pride than paying tribute to Harry Patch," he added.

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown also said that "I know that the whole nation will unite today to honor the memory, and to take pride in the generation that fought the Great War."Technology

The Ministry of Defense said Patch's funeral would be held in Wells Cathedral in the town where he lived.



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