Last surviving British WWI veteran passes away

Published on February 10th, 2012 | by Admin

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The last surviving British veteran of the first world war has died aged 110.

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.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: Masons

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One Response to Last surviving British WWI veteran passes away

  1. Hels says:

    My dad is an ex-serviceman from the latter part of WW2 and I find it amazing that he, at 89, can still tell his stories with clarity. Here is a woman from WW1!.

    She must have been a brave young 17 year old girl to sign up to the Women’s Royal Air Force in 1918. I don’t think I would have worked at Narborough Airfield and RAF Marham, Norfolk at 17! Not during war time, anyhow. But I suppose fit young women and girls were keen to do their bit.

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