In pictures: Patch memorial queue
Tickets for Harry Patch's memorial service at Wells Cathedral on 6 August 2009 were made available to the public on Friday morning.
About 200 people were in the queue at one point. Many of them were local and recognised Harry as a Somerset man through and through.
A total of 1,050 tickets were made available. Three quarters of those were for people who arrived in person, while the other quarter were for those who applied via post.
These veterans said they felt Harry should be honoured with a statue in Trafalgar Square in remembrance of all the soldiers who served.
Trevor Matcham (L) slept overnight on Cathedral Green to make sure he got a ticket while Sam Gilbody from Puxton said he wanted to honour Harry as a mark of respect to his grandfather who served in WWII and whom he never met.
Although people in the queue see Harry's funeral as a sombre occasion, it will also be a celebration of his life and achievements.
Sandra Twyford said she wanted to attend to pay her respects to all the soldiers who served in both world wars.
The funeral service will be held at Wells Cathedral on Thursday. The coffin will begin its journey from Fletcher House care home to the cathedral at 1130 BST, flanked by six private soldiers of the Rifles Regiment, the successor to Mr Patch's Regiment.