British war veteran Stone dies
World War one veteran Bill Stone has died at the age 108 on Sunday afternoon at his nursing home.
His daughter and son-in law by his side when he passed away.
Stone joined the Royal Navy in Plymouth when he was 18 and worked upon the HMS Hood.
Hood experienced first-hand the horrors of the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic and also cut the hair of General Franco's brother after rescuing him from a stricken plane.
Bill Stone, one of the three remaining British First World War veterans, has died at the age of 108, friends have said.
Mr Stone, who joined the Royal Navy in Plymouth as a stoker at 18 before progressing to the battleship HMS Hood, died on Sunday afternoon at a nursing home.
Dennis Goodwin of the World War One Veterans Association, said Mr Stone, who suffered chest problems, passed away with his daughter and son-in law by his side.