Gateshead grandmother dies as UK's oldest person at 111





The UK's oldest person has died just a month before her 112th birthday.

Eunice Bowman, who was born in 1898 and has seen six monarchs on the throne, died peacefully in her sleep at Hillside Grange Care Home in Gateshead.

Eunice was born in Lancashire on 23 August 1898, the second of 12 children.

When World War I broke out she went to work for the Armstrong munitions factory in Newcastle and the money she earned was used to help her family....


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