February 8, 2012

The last surviving WWI veteran dies

Last surviving veteran of First World War dies aged 110

Florence Green, the world's last surviving First World War veteran has died, marking the end of an era in British history.

Mrs Green passed away in her sleep at a care home in Norfolk just two weeks before her 111th birthday.

The great-grandmother signed up to the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) 93 years ago in September 1918, when she was aged just 17.

She was the last surviving person to have served in WWI following the death of British-born sailor Claude Choules in Australia last year.

During the First World War she worked at Narborough Airfield and RAF Marham, Norfolk, as an Officer's Mess steward.

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Posted by Jill Fallon at February 8, 2012 2:31 PM | Permalink