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Hundreds honour war hero

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a war veteran they never knew today after an online appeal for Harold Jellicoe Percival, who died aged 99 with no close friends or relatives.

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Lytham salutes the almost-forgotten soldier

As millions marked Armistice Day across the world, members of the public, old soldiers and serving servicemen and women stood in silence for the arrival of Harold Percival's funeral cortege at the crematorium in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.

The funeral began at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Roads were blocked with traffic around Lytham, such was the size of the crowd. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Hundreds attended the service after a public appeal for the Second World War veteran. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

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