|Source: BBC News Website|
By Saturday morning, the story was doing the rounds on Twitter...
RT - 99 year-old war hero #Lytham has nobody to go his funeral on Monday. Any service folk available? via @SgtClem) pic.twitter.com/VfizlhwNYT”
— Lee Rowlands (@leerowlands81) November 9, 2013
...and by the middle of the day it had been picked up on FaceBook also - by several celebrities including Jason Manford - and with over 482,000 "likes" on his Facebook page, this is always going to get to people's attention even faster.
On Monday morning it is believed that anything up to 1,000 people attended the funeral service at Lytham Crematoriam. RAF Scampton, "Coe's" wartime base, was represented, as was the RAF Association. As well as military veterans and current serving personnel, many ordinary members of the public also attended.
If you need something to restore your faith in the power for good of Social media, then this is surely it?
** In Memory of Harold Jellicoe Percival **
1914 - 2013