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.