Leeds man thought to be Britain's oldest poppy seller dies aged 103

A Leeds man thought to be Britain's oldest poppy seller has died at the age of 103.

Ernest Carr. PIC: Steve Riding

Ernest Carr, who was a member of the Guiseley branch of the Royal British Legion, was often seen standing in Morrison's supermarket in Yeadon raising funds for the armed forces.

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Mr Carr served with the 59th Reconnaissance Regiment and landed in Normandy soon after D-Day in June 1944.

Later that year he was driving a Bren gun carrier when a shell landed nearby, killing a sergeant and an officer.

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