WW1 veterans: Henry Allingham’s funeral draws national media; FHM’s tribute to its agony uncle Harry Patch

Today hundreds of people lined the streets of Brighton for the funeral of Henry Allingham, one of the last remaining World War One veterans; he was the world’s oldest man, when he passed away aged 113, on July 18.

The Brighton Argus has created this special tribute section, featuring a picture gallery, and the BBC has footage from inside the funeral on its site.

The remaining World War One soldier, known as ‘the last Tommy’, Harry Patch, who survived Allingham by a week, died at the weekend aged 111, and his funeral will take place at Wells Cathedral, Somerset.

Patch began contributing to men’s magazine FHM in 2007 and the publication has written this tribute, with a selection of his agony uncle articles.


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