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Plaque honours WWI veteran Patch

Harry Patch
Harry Patch: "A brave man from Bath"

A brass plaque celebrating the life of World War I veteran Harry Patch is to be placed in the Guildhall in Bath.

Mr Patch, who was born in 1898 in Combe Down, was Britain's last surviving soldier of the Great War.

He died at a nursing home in Wells on 25 July aged 111. His funeral will be held at Wells Cathedral next Thursday.

Leader of Bath council Francine Haeberling said: "The plaque is our tribute to a brave man from Bath." It will be unveiled in October.

"The council was honoured to host a reception for Harry in January," said council chairman Bryan Chalker.

"Those people who met him felt very privileged and Harry's memory will live on in Bath for a long time."



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