Henry Allingham – 6 June 1896 – 18 July 2009
Harry Patch – 17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009
I don’t apologise for this non-rugby post, but I’m just watching BBC2s tribute to these two giants of men. I don’t mind saying that their stories get me every time. Can’t help myself welling up. Don’t even know why.
If it wasn’t as a result of these two and millions of others who didn’t make it through that terrible war, we wouldn’t be doing what we do today. And we must not ever forget that.
May they rest in peace, and the memories of what they did live on for a long time.