13 January 2009

Mr William Stone

Mr William Stone, yesterday sadly died, one of the last remaining British veterans of World War I he joined the Royal Navy on his 18th birthday, and was involved in Dunkirk in the second World War.

The others are 112-year-old Henry Allingham and 110-year-old Harry Patch, who both live in Britain, and 107-year-old Claude Choules who lives in Australia.

I read the Last Tommy, the story of Harry Patch who served with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, it is a very enlightening book and not just of the horrors of war but of the lifetime that Harry has lived through.


Annette said...

I am sorry to hear that.
They were very brave men.

Nicey said...

Yeah its SAD RIP ....

Love Letters to the Middle East said...

Oh wow.
What a legacy these Soldiers leave and they will no doubt be remembered throughout history.

Thanks for this post.