LONDON: In Wales a church has submitted an appeal on Facebook to find mourners to attend the funeral of an 85-year-old veteran who has no family or friends remaining.
Harold Morgan, who had been living in a care home in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan for the past 14 years, had served in the Welsh Guards and was posted to Egypt during that time.
“We were given no next of kin details, which was very unusual,” Reverend Rachel Simpson said.
“I was worried that there would only be the solicitor and the nurses from the nursing home at the service and I thought that’s not a very nice way to go.”
So she posted this message on the church’s Facebook page about the service Since the message was posted, it has emerged that Morgan was a founding member of the Welsh Railways Research Circle and had authored several books on the subject.
Last month, more than 50 people attended the service of an 89-year-old D-Day veteran who died with no close family remaining to mourn him.