Harry Patch, our final WWI veteran, was laid to rest today after passing away at the age of 111.
His death means that WWI has passed from living memory into history, and the last person to talk of the horrors of Passchendaele et al can speak of it no more.
Harry didn't talk of his experiences in the trenches until he was 100 when he realised that he was one of the few remaining people who could.
He said of that experience: "War is organised murder, and nothing else. At the end, the peace was settled round a table, so why the hell couldn't they do that at the start without losing millions of men?"
As befits a man of peace, his final gesture was to have representatives of the German, French and Belgian armies in attendance at his funeral, but requested that no military firearms should be displayed.
Rest in peace Harry, rest in peace.