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Hundreds attend war veteran's funeral after newspaper ad

  • 11-11-2013 3:46pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭

    If you were following this story......


    This was the outcome
    Hundreds of people from across the UK hav attended the funeral in Lancashire of a World War Two veteran they never knew.

    Harold Jellicoe Percival, who was known as Coe, served as ground crew on the famous Dambusters raids carried out in May 1943 by 617 Squadron.

    Mr Percival, who died last month aged 99, never married or had children.

    The funeral home organising the service put an advert in a newspaper appealing for people to attend.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,396 ✭✭✭Frosty McSnowballs

    That's brilliant.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,979 ✭✭✭Stovepipe

    fair play to all those who turned out. I bet the old boy's spirit is well chuffed!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭tac foley

    Sadly, this is happening almost every day. Just that this story got a whole lot more publicity than any of the others do/did.

    Fair play to all those who went, and stood in the rain to say goodbye to an old airman.