There are only four British soldiers left now from the great war. One of FIVE remaining First World War veterans has died. Leicester-born Sydney Lucas died on Tuesday in his adopted home town of Rosebud, near Melbourne, Australia. He was 108. Of the five million men and women who served in Britain's armed forces in the First World War, only four are still alive. Henry Allingham, 112, Harry Patch, 110, and Bill Stone, 108, live in Britain while Claude Choules, 107, lives in Australia. Health permitting, the three British-based veterans will lead a two-minute silence at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate Armistice Day next Tuesday. Liam Creedon, Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...ing-first-world-war-veterans-dies-998208.html Henry Allingham, the oldest, is a great old man. He is as sharp as a tack, and talks about the war as though it happened yesterday.