(NEWSER) – WWII veteran Harold Jellicoe Percival died last month at age 99, leaving no close family behind. So the funeral home organizing his service put a note in the UK man's obituary asking that "any service personnel who can" come to the funeral today, the BBC reports. The obituary went viral on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit,Gawker reports, and hundreds of people showed up at the service. Since 100 people packed the crematorium, 400 more stood outside, despite the rain.
Posted Monday, November 11th 2013 @ 11am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff