Obit of the Day: Last Surviving Combat Veteran of WWI
Claude Choules joined the Royal Navy in 1917 and served on the H.M.S Revenge (fantastic name for a warship). He was onboard when the German navy surrendered to the British in 1918. Mr. Choules was 110 years old.
In February of this year the last surviving U.S. veteran of the “War to End All Wars,” Frank Buckles passed away.
The last remaining veteran of WWI is a woman, Florence Green, who served as a waitress in the Women’s Royal Air Force. She turned 110 in February.
Random note: Mr. Choules was married to his wife, Elsie, for 76 years. She died in 2003 at age 98.
(Image courtesy of ABC News Australia)