VIDEO: Hundreds attend Sheffield war hero’s funeral

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  • by Sam Jackson

Hundreds of people from across the world attended the funeral of a Sheffield war veteran they never knew after The Star called for him to receive the send-off he deserved.

George Thompson fought bravely in the Second World War but died with no close family members and few surviving friends.

The Star joined calls earlier this week from the Royal Air Force Association to give George, 96, of Woodseats, a fitting send-off.

The appeal quickly gathered momentum and the invitation went viral.

And yesterday as many as 300 wellwishers from around the globe gathered at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium to bid a fond farewell to George.




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