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War widow marks birthday at Armistice Day memorial

The last surviving First World War widow is marking Armistice Day with a birthday meal as she turns 93.

Dorothy Ellis attended the service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

Dorothy Ellis is the last surviving First World War widow Credit: ITV News Central

Her husband, Wilfred Ellis, was friends with author Michael Morpurgo and provided the inspiration needed for his children's novel, War Horse, with stories of life before and during the war.

He was shot, gassed and left for dead in the space of five hellish months in 1918.

Dorothy is also celebrating her birthday today Credit: ITV News Central
Dorothy marked Armistice Day with a birthday meal with servicemen Credit: ITV News Central

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