STUDENTS have honoured the 'Last Fighting Tommy' by asking a developer to name an estate after him.

Huish Episcopi Academy's Year 7 decided on the name Patch Meadows for the scheme off Langport Road in Somerset after being asked to come up with a name by David Wilson Homes.

It is in memory of Harry Patch, who used to live in the area and was the last surviving combat soldier from the First World War before his death at the age of 111 in 2009.

Teacher Miranda Banwell said: “The class wanted the name to reflect the history of the area and did lots of research into finding something that suited the location.

“When they discovered Harry used to live in the area they felt he should be remembered. It was a great way for the class to learn about their community and the First World War.”

David Wilson Homes sales adviser Rob Kissane has since visited the school and handed over a selection of books as a thank you.

He said: “The children have really made us proud by suggesting a historic and fitting name for our new development in Somerton.

"We hope they enjoy their new books and seeing the signs for Patch Meadows going up very soon.”