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Dad’s Army star Clive Dunn dies aged 92

By Jonathon Brown

The ranks of Walmington-on-Sea's Home Guard platoon have been further depleted by the loss of another old warrior with the death of Clive Dunn.

The Dad's Army star died earlier this week at his home in Portugal, where he had lived for 20 years, from complications stemming from an operation. His agent Peter Charlesworth said: “He will be a real loss to the acting profession.”

The 92-year-old, who specialised in playing elderly men even at the beginning of his career, was best known as Corporal Jack Jones — a bumbling Great War veteran.

Although Dunn played one of the oldest characters in the sitcom, broadcast between 1968 and 1977, he outlived nearly all of his co-stars, who included Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

Dunn, who was also a successful stage singer, secured one of Britain's biggest novelty pop hits with Grandad. It gave Dunn a No1 hit in 1971 and spawned a comedy series.

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