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The funeral of Harry Patch

August 06th 2009    Category: General

The funeral of WW1 veteran Harry Patch took place at Wells Cathedral today (6 August 2009). 

Thousands of people lined the streets of Wells, Somerset, to watch the funeral procession.

Mr Patch's coffin was flanked by six private soldiers of the Rifles Regiment, the successor to Mr Patch's Regiment, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Two soldiers from the armies of Belgium, France and Germany also acted as pall bearers.

Watch video footage on the BBC website and on the Daily Telegraph website

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