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Even if you aren’t a history buff, the thought of the end of a generation is mind blowing.

I realized with breathtaking finality what it meant when I saw the Queen attending the service at Westminster Abbey to “mark the passing of the World War I generation”. The words alone are astounding.

This year, the three remaining veterans of WWI passed away: William Stone in January, and both Harry Patch and Henry Allingham in July. Allingham was the oldest Royal Navy Veteran, the last survivor of the battle of Jutland, and a founding member of the Royal Air Force.
Funeral of First World War Veteran Henry Allingham

The families of many of these WWI heroes attended the service. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, laid a wreath on The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate the event.

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LONDON, England – Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man and the oldest surviving British veteran from World War I, has died at the age of 113, his care home said Saturday.

Allingham was a founding member of the modern Royal Air Force.

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Upcoming events in the New England area

26 July 2009: Triumph Trans-America Charity Drive visits Boston
Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA
Starts at 10:00am

To learn more about the 10,000 mile charity drive, visit http://triumphtransamerica.org.uk/.

Til 23 August 2009: The Yale Center for British Art presents"Seascapes, Marine Paintings and Watercolors" from the U Collection

Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Visit the Yale Center for British Art online for more details.

Boston’s Birthday (Charter Day) September 10-13 2009, with a special focus on its British roots. Click here for more information on the week’s activities.

The world’s oldest man, a Japanese fellow named Tomoji Tanabe, died Friday. He was 113.

Now, the crown for the world’s oldest man title has passed to the English Henry Allingham, 113. Guinness World Records proclaimed his entrance into their famous book last Friday.

Allingham is the only remaining member of the WWI armed forces.

Want to contribute a few things to the MBR K!ds site? This is my royal history website for children, and not only does it cover the royal family but also the traditions of the British Isles, too.

If you’d like to help include unique information about British traditions or holidays, email me at: b-a AT mandysroyalty DOT org

Thanks! 🙂


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