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« on: May 05, 2011, 04:03:50 am »

He was also Australia's oldest man:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/8494089/Claude-Chuckles-Choules-last-WW1-combat-veteran-who-claimed-secret-to-long-life-was-to-keep-breathing.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 06:23:04 am »

RIP
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 07:42:30 am »

RIP, FF.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 08:08:47 am »

That means there now is noone left to remember. RIP
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 09:09:35 am »

Yes, there is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3zef_Kowalski

Older than Choules, too. That he didn't serve in WWI itself is due to Russia's earlier collapse.
Besides, there's that woman who was in the WRAF as a mess stewardess, but it's sort of bizarre to consider her the "last surviving veteran of WWI", even though it's technically true.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 10:09:37 am »

RIP.
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 03:15:51 pm »

Yes, there is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3zef_Kowalski

Older than Choules, too. That he didn't serve in WWI itself is due to Russia's earlier collapse.

Correct, he didn't serve in WWI itself, so he doesn't count as a WWI combat vet.

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Besides, there's that woman who was in the WRAF as a mess stewardess, but it's sort of bizarre to consider her the "last surviving veteran of WWI", even though it's technically true.

Yes, she counts as a veteran, but not a combat veteran.  Choules was the last combat veteran.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 03:19:57 pm »

The dead will always be remembered.

R.I.P
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2011, 07:31:30 am »

RIP
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2011, 11:57:48 am »

He was also the last person to serve in both World Wars.

But anyway, I'm supprised I just now found out about this, since I don't read this subforum often.

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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2011, 12:30:52 pm »

The important one was probably this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Patch

After his death there was no one on Earth who could remember the trenches.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 03:29:01 pm »

RIP, a chapter has ended.
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