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Barchester flag passes through Ashminster

9th February 2007

A World War Two veteran from a Kent care home has added his name to Barchester's travelling flag.

As the oldest resident of Ashminster, 97-year-old Lawrence David Ozzard-Low signed the flag and is set to have his life detailed in a special book, called Adventures of a Barchester Flag.

Ashminster's activities coordinator Derek Alldridge told "He may be our oldest resident but up to last year David was still doing clay pigeon shooting.

"He is still a very active man, a nice chap and a true gentleman."

The former colonel moved in to the home near Ashford shortly before Christmas after breaking his hip as the result of a fall.

According to reports, 160 Barchester homes to date have taken part in the signing, which aims to raise money for the Barchester Foundation.

Ashminster provides nursing care services for older people and specialises in dementia care services.