Harry Patch

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Birthday
17, 1898
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 25, 2009 (111)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1898
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 25, 2009 (111)

About

British war veteran who was a supercentenarian and the last surviving soldier who fought in the First World War. At the time of his death he was the oldest man in Europe at 111 years and 38 days old. 

Before Fame

He left school in 1913 and worked as an apprentice plumber in Bath.

Trivia

He published an autobiography entitled The Last Fighting Tommy in 2007.

Family Life

He married Ada Billington in 1918 and they had two sons.

Associated With

Poet Andrew Motion wrote a poem in his honor titled The Five Acts of Harry Patch.