World’s oldest man, a WWI veteran, passes away

Published on July 18th, 2009 | by Admin


Less than a month ago I posted about WWI veteran Henry Allingham being recognized as the oldest man alive. Well, now he has passed on at age 113. I suppose the turnover rate is rather high for that title.

Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, has died at the age of 113, his care home has said. Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service in WWI, later transferring to the Royal Air Force at the time of its creation.

Last month, Mr Allingham, born in 1896, became the world’s oldest man.

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