I had no idea that there were any WW I veterans still alive. The last one died this morning.
This stately gentleman Allingham, has seen it all in his long lifetime.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and the oldest surviving British veteran from World War I, has died at the age of 113, his care home said Saturday.
Allingham died in his sleep at St. Dunstan's care home in Ovingdean, England, the home said in a statement.
Born on June 6, 1896, Allingham was active until his final days, having celebrated his 113th birthday last month on the HMS President with his family, the care home said.
The Guinness Book of World Records Certified Allingham as the world's oldest man last month, St. Dunstan's said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Gordon Brown both paid their respects to Allingham on Saturday.
"The queen was saddened to hear of the death of Henry Allingham. He was one of the unique generation who sacrificed so much for us all. Our thoughts are with his family at this time,"
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