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WWI veteran receives honour award


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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