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From: "Claire Baldwin" <>
Subject: [WW1] Fw: Fading fast...
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:57:56 -0000


I received this sad email today from Taff Gillingham (who many of you may
know, if only from BBC's The Trench).

I knew many of you would be interested so I am forwarding it to the list.

Claire Baldwin
Listowner GREATWAR-L & Greatwar-Community
Suffolk UK


----- Original Message -----

> Dear Chums, Supporters and Friends,
>
> Sadly six Great War Veterans have died in the past few weeks:
>
> Norman Porteous (Royal Scots - the last Great War British Officer)
>
> Jasper Hankinson (London Scottish)
>
> Ernest Isaacs (Royal Navy - served on HMS Iron Duke at Jutland)
>
> Henry Fancourt (Royal Navy - last survivor of Jutland)
>
> Harry Ward (Royal Fusilier - Army of Occupation)
>
> and lastly,
>
> Jim Lovell, MM (Royal Berks - the last known veteran with a gallantry
award)
>
>
> According to Richard Van Emden it is believed that there are now just 30
> left throughout the World of the 6.7 million men and women who served in
> Britain's Armed Forces during The Great War.
>
> Since the Khaki Chums were founded one of our greatest privileges has been
> meeting Great War Veterans over the years. It has been a real honour to
> know them all.
>
> Taff
> Chief Chum.
>
>
>


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