Hundreds of strangers attend funeral of WWII veteran who died without family

19 May

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a World War II veteran who died aged 96 without any known relatives.

Harry Wheeler died at Ashfields Care Home for the Elderly in Macclesfield, Cheshire, last Monday, prompting a social media appeal for people to pay their respects at his funeral.

Harry’s wife of 50 years, Enid, and their daughter, Susan, both died before him.

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