War veteran Harold Percival mourned by strangers after online appeal

In 2013, RAF war veteran Harold Jellicoe Percival passed away at the age of 99 in a nursing home.

Mr Percival never married, didn’t have any children and didn’t have any relatives who were able to attend the funeral ceremony.

An appeal was put out in a local newspaper for people to attend the service in honour of the veteran, who served during the Second World War.

More than 200 people turned up to pay their respects to Mr Percival after the appeal went viral on social media.

 

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