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Patch, Henry John [Harry] (1898-2009), soldier and plumber, and longest surviving British veteran of the First World War

Peter Parker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/102093

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Patch, Henry John [Harry] (1898-2009), soldier and plumber, and longest surviving British veteran of the First World War, was born on 17 June 1898 at Fonthill Cottage, Combe Down, Somerset, the youngest of three sons (there were no daughters) of William John Patch (1863-1945), master stonemason, and his wife, Elizabeth ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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