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People of Wells remember last British war survivor

Harry Patch lived to 111 Photo: ITV Westcountry

Hundreds came to celebrate and commemorate the life of Britain's last fighting Tommy.

For years, Harry Patch was the only living connection with a generation of men who fought in the trenches of World War One.

He died 3 years ago but the people of Wells want to ensure his legacy lives on, including campaigner Alan Williams:

The monument will be a permanent fixture on the lawns of Wells Cathedral.

But it won't be the only way Harry is remembered.

One man, Robert Martyr, was proud to reveal his unique tribute to the veteran, a tattoo on his leg:

"I met Harry in 2009 and it was the only time I got to meet him and i thought after he passed away I thought it would be a nice thing to have."

Robert Martyr shows off his Harry Patch tattoo Credit: ITV Westcountry

Harry is described by those who met him as a humble man. So no doubt he would have approved of a memorial that honoured not just him - but all the young men that died in the Great War.