Dame Vera Margaret Lynn was a British singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were largely popular during the Second World War. She was widely known as the Forces, Sweetheart and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of Entertainment National Service Association (ENSA).
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn was born on March 20, 1917.
In 1941, Lynn married Harry Lewis, a clarinetist and saxophonist, and fellow member of Ambrose’s orchestra whom she had met two years earlier. They had one child in March 1946, Virginia Penelope Anne Lewis (now Lewis-Jones).
She died on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the age of 103. Her cause of death is still uncertain as no reliable sources are talking about it.
WW2 veteran Sir Tom Moore, who raised more than £32m for NHS charities, said: "She had a huge impact on me in Burma and remained important to me throughout my life. My thoughts are with Dame Vera Lynn's family at this sad time." #VeraLynn pic.twitter.com/Po1YrFlXUU
— BBC Radio Sussex (@BBCSussex) June 18, 2020