Last Known WWI Veteran Dies at 110

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The last living veteran of World War I passed away this weekend at the age of 110.

Florence Green enlisted in Britain’s Royal Air Force in 1918 at the tender age of seventeen and served during the last two months of the war. She would have turned 111 on February 19. Ms. Green died peacefully in her sleep.

Ms. Green outlived the last two surviving male veterans of WWI, Claude Choules, a Royal Navy sailor and the last WWI combatant, and Frank Buckles, the last American veteran. Mr. Choules and Mr. Buckles died last year at the age of 110.

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