MP Simon Kirby has called for a statue of Britain’s oldest WWI veteran Henry Allingham in Whitehall as a tribute to all those who fought in the war.
Mr Kirby’s call was made as the world marks the centenary of the start of World War One, which broke out on July 28, 1914.
Mr Kirby said: ‘It has been put to me that given the late Henry Allingham’s important status as the person who lived longest after World War One and who fought in it, it would be a suitable tribute to him and all those who were in the war to have a statue in Whitehall dedicated to Mr Allingham.
‘This initiative comes at a time when so many will be remembered for their service at the time of the 1914-18 War and the many who did not return home after the conflict had ended.
“Henry Allingham represents so much that is good about Britain, he was a Brighton resident and his life deserves to be marked in this way.”