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Pompey fan passes away aged 102

15 August 2023

Lawrence Churcher
Lawrence Churcher (centre)

Portsmouth Football Club were deeply saddened to learn about the death of Pompey fan Lawrence Churcher.

Believed to be the last Royal Navy veteran from Dunkirk, he has passed away at the age of 102.

Churcher landed in France in May 1940 after being posted to HMS Eagle at the start of the Second World War and was later awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

Portsmouth Football Club will remember Lawrence, along with former Blues skipper Brian Snowdon who passed away recently, with a minute’s applause before Saturday’s League One match against Cheltenham.

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