Caroline Shipsey

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Harry Patch R.I.P 25th July 2009

Harry Patch the only surviving veteran of the first World War died today at the nursing home where he lived in Wells, aged 111 years.

I photographed him last year at the Remembrance Day service held at St Cuthbert's church in Wells and wrote about him in my blog at that time. He was quite a celebrity in the latter years of his life when he finally began to speak of his experiences in the trenches. Maybe this is what he is thinking of in this photo taken after his wreath had been laid at the memorial in the churchyard. I'm honoured that I was able to have taken my pictures of him.