43 Notes

Obit of the Day: Last Surviving Veteran of World War I
Florence Green, the last surviving veteran of World War I died on Saturday, February 4, 2012 just 15 days short of her 111th birthday. Mrs. Green served as a member of the Women’s Royal Air Force, enlisting as a 17 year old in September 1918.
Mrs. Green served meals to other active duty servicemen in the RAF at bases in Marham and Narborough. After the war ended in November 1918 - just two months after her enlistment - she married and worked at a hotel in King’s Lynn.
She lived with her daughter, who is 90, and has a surviving son who is 85 and another daughter who is 76. She also leaves four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
(Image courtesy of btinternet.com)
The last surviving combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules died in May 2011. Read the OOTD post here.

Obit of the Day: Last Surviving Veteran of World War I

Florence Green, the last surviving veteran of World War I died on Saturday, February 4, 2012 just 15 days short of her 111th birthday. Mrs. Green served as a member of the Women’s Royal Air Force, enlisting as a 17 year old in September 1918.

Mrs. Green served meals to other active duty servicemen in the RAF at bases in Marham and Narborough. After the war ended in November 1918 - just two months after her enlistment - she married and worked at a hotel in King’s Lynn.

She lived with her daughter, who is 90, and has a surviving son who is 85 and another daughter who is 76. She also leaves four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

(Image courtesy of btinternet.com)

The last surviving combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules died in May 2011. Read the OOTD post here.

Replies

Likes

  1. jennaaaaah reblogged this from obitoftheday
  2. waterman12053 reblogged this from obitoftheday
  3. cailleac reblogged this from obitoftheday
  4. missclarabow reblogged this from obitoftheday
  5. defensivebutthole reblogged this from cornelius37
  6. cornelius37 reblogged this from obitoftheday
  7. redeagle1924 reblogged this from obitoftheday and added:
    WOW!
  8. shelvesandshelves reblogged this from obitoftheday
  9. dulceevanescencia reblogged this from hexakozioihexekontahexa
  10. gorgeousinglitter reblogged this from obitoftheday
  11. hexakozioihexekontahexa reblogged this from obitoftheday
  12. libtastic reblogged this from tyrhannahsaurus
  13. tyrhannahsaurus reblogged this from fadedpagesandcupsoftea
  14. thegermansmakegoodstuff reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias and added:
    When this woman was born, it was closer to the Napoleonic Wars than 2012. History is much smaller than you think.
  15. truth-has-a-liberal-bias reblogged this from obitoftheday
  16. itsnotfoodanymoreitsdarwinism reblogged this from obitoftheday
  17. loving-that-officey-feel reblogged this from fadedpagesandcupsoftea
  18. fadedpagesandcupsoftea reblogged this from obitoftheday
  19. kisstherain9118 reblogged this from obitoftheday
  20. obitoftheday posted this

 

Reblogs