ST5545 : Monument to "Harry" Patch,

taken 4 years ago, near to Wells, Somerset, Great Britain

Monument to "Harry" Patch,
Monument to "Harry" Patch,
Situated adjacent to Cathedral Green is this memorial to the last surviving British soldier to have fought in the Great War, 1914-1918. Private Henry John Patch of C Company in the 7th DCLI, known as Harry, fought in the battle of Passchendaele in Belgium, where it is stated that almost a quarter of a million British soldiers died. Harry was subsequently made Freeman of the City of Wells and represented all the men who died in the "War to end all wars". He died in July 2009 at the grand age of 111.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Friday, 11 October, 2013
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Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5509 4593 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.6479N 2:38.6583W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5508 4593
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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