Memorial service for WWI veteran (UK)





A service to commemorate the life of the longest surviving soldier of World War I has taken place in Cornwall.

Harry Patch, who died in Somerset in July at the age of 111, served in the trenches in Ypres in 1917 as part of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

The ex-machine-gunner, who was wounded by a German shell, bequeathed his medals to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum in Bodmin.

The service was held at St Petroc's church in Bodmin at midday.




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