Mourners gather for funeral of Britain's oldest man

Order of service booklet for funeral of Britain's oldest man - Reg Dean

Crowds are gathering for the funeral of Britain's oldest man. Reg Dean from Wirksworth in Derbyshire was 110 years and 63 days old when he died at his nursing home on the 5th January.

Mourners gathering at St Mary's church in Wirksworth, Derbyshire for the funeral of Britain's oldest man Reg Dean.

Reg was born at Tunstall in Staffordshire in November 1902. During his lifetime he lived through two World Wars, 24 British prime ministers, and the moon landings.

As a young man working in India, Reg drank a muddy-looking potion which, he was told, would help him live until he was 100.

Photo of Reg Dean as an army Chaplain during the Second World War Credit: Family photo

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Funeral Of Britain's Oldest Man

Large crowds are expected to gather today for the funeral of Britain's oldest man. Staffordshire born Reg Dean died aged 110-years-old