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Henry John Patch

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Birthplace: Combe Down, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 24, 2009 (111)
Wells, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Monkton Combe, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William John Patch and Elizabeth Anne Patch
Husband of Jean Patch; Doris Patch and Ada E Patch
Father of Gordon Roy Patch and Dennis Patch
Brother of George Frederick Patch and William Thomas Patch

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About Harry Patch

Henry John "Harry" Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his latter years "The Last Fighting Tommy", was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. Patch was, with Claude Choules and Florence Green, one of the last three surviving British veterans of the First World War and with Frank Buckles and John Babcock, one of the five last known veterans in the world. At the time of his death, aged 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day, Patch was the third-oldest man in the world, the oldest man in Europe and the 77th oldest man ever.

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Harry Patch's Timeline

1898
June 17, 1898
Somerset, England
1913
1913
- 1916
Age 14
Plumber
1918
1918
- 1939
Age 19
Plumber
1920
1920
1927
June 28, 1927
1939
1939
- 1944
Age 40
Firefighter
1944
1944
- 1963
Age 45
Plumber
2009
July 24, 2009
Age 111
Somerset, England