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WWI veteran receives honour award

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Harry Patch, the last surviving British veteran of the trenches of World War I, has been made an Officer of the French Legion of Honour.

The 110-year-old, who returned to Bath in 1918, was awarded the medal by the French Ambassador at his nursing home in Wells, Somerset.

In a speech after the ceremony, he said it was a "great honour".

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