Hundreds Show Up To Funeral For British Vet Who Died Without Family

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When a British man who served in the RAF during WWII died in a nursing home on Oct. 25th at the age of 99, he didn’t have any close relatives to mourn him.

A fellow vet, Sgt. Rick Clement, who was badly injured while serving in Afghanistan, took to Facebook when he read that Harold “Coe” Percival had died without any “close family who can attend his funeral.”

“I need a big favour from any military or ex-serving members. This fallen soldier at 99-years-old is having a funeral on Monday and he has no family to attend,” he posted, according to the Blackpool Gazette. “If you’re in the area give him the send off he deserves. This guy needs and deserves your help.”

This is what happened at Percival’s funeral today:

[Blackpool Gazette]