View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Harry Patch RIP

Thanks to Jeannette for flagging this up.

Harry Patch, the last remaining British veteran of the First World War has passed away at the age of 111, a week after the death of Henry Allingham at 113. A chapter is closed, and only indirect accounts and photographs remain to remind us of the horrors of the trenches and the senseless slaughter of thousands. It is a strange coincidence that I am currently digitising the Roll of Honour of the Isle of Lewis, now two-thirds done. At least Harry Patch and his mates are all back together again, swapping yarns up there.

Salute to them all.


  1. RIP Harry Patch ~ Hope he is back with his mates swapping yarns ~ Ally x

  2. What a sad bit of news. May he find comfort on the other side. (Hugs)Indigo

  3. Thank you for the mention Guido. I have now added video to my posting if you would care to take a look

  4. Very sad!! I hope the latter part of their lives were much nicer, they lived a LONG time!!