The Wildgoose Chase

I met Chelsea Pensioner Walter Wildgoose in 1977 when he was 87 and I was 26. Through a series of letters written over the last year of his life, he passed along his life story - the workhouse children's home, a life in the British Army witnessing the opening battles of World War I and life in India, a remarkable family surviving the bombs of World War II London. This blog will document my research and progress on the novel I'm writing about this amazing man.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Farewell to the Last Tommy

Harry Patch, the last survivor to have served in the trenches in World War I, died July 25, 2009.

Born in 1898, he was eight years younger than Walter. Patch was injured in the battle of Passchendaele.

Read more about him here, here and here. Rest in peace, Sir.
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