Harry Patch 1898 – 2009 The Last Fighting Tommy
by Combe Down Heritage Society
The life of Harry Patch (1898 – 2009) provides a fascinating glimpse to the past life of the village of Combe Down, as well as remarkable links both to the First World War – he was the last surviving ‘Tommy’ (the slang name given to British soldiers) to have fought in the trenches – and to the immense project of stabilising the mines in the 21st century. This 45 minute walk around the village traces events in his life.
- Harry Patch
- Combe Down Heritage Society