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Henry Allingham
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    (June 6, 1896-July 17, 2009)
    Born in Clapton, London, England, United Kingdom
    World's oldest Brit
    Resided in Ovingdean, East Sussex
    Member of Royal Navy Air Service (August 1915-April 1918
    Member of RAF (April 1918-April 1919)
    Worked at Ford Motor Company
    He said he reached this age thanks to 'cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women.'
    Despite celebrating his golden anniversary he outlived his wife 40 years.
    He outlived both of his daughters.
    His grandchildren are great-grandparents.
    He broke the record of eldest British person ever held by John Evans of Wales who died in 1990.
    He lived on his own until he was almost 110.
    He outlived America's George Francis, who was born on the exact same day but died at 112 (December 27, 2008).
    His father died when he was a year old.
    He was a great-great-great-grandfather.
    When he turned 112 years and 296 days he became the oldest British person ever (March 29, 2009).
    He was one of the last two British veterans of WW I.
    Despite being over 100, he continued to speak to school students about his experiences.
    He fought in the Battle of Jutland.
    Almost all of his descendants live in the U.S.

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