Great War veteran dies aged 107 (UK)

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The last remaining merchant sailor from the First World War has died aged 107, his family have said.

Nicholas Swarbrick died peacefully last Thursday at the nursing home in Grimsargh, Lancashire, where he spent his final years.

His death leaves just 11 soldiers, sailors and airmen from the Great War, said a National Archives spokesman.

Most of these live in the south of England, apart from two in Australia and one who lives in Derby.

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