UK man is world’s oldest at 113.
Henry Allingham, born on 6 June 1896, is the oldest man on earth and oldest man, who has ever lived, in Britain. He surpassed Tomoji Tanabe, who lived in Japan. Tomoji was the oldest man on earth since 2007 until the day he died. When Tomoji passed away, Henry Allington became oldest. Henry also surpassed Welshman John Evens, who lived for over 112 years and 296 days. His family is very proud. Henry has five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren and even one great great great grandchild. Henry is one of the two surviving World War One veterans in the UK. His friend, Dennis Goodwin, thought Henry became the oldest because he was and still is very philosophical.