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Last WWI combat veteran Claude Choules dies aged 110

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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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The world's last known combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules, has died in Australia aged 110.
Australia aged 110.

Known to his comrades as Chuckles, British-born Mr Choules joined the Royal Navy at 15 and went on to serve on HMS Revenge.

He moved to Australia in the 1920s and served in the military until 1956.

Mr Choules, who had been married to his wife Ethel for 76 years, was reported to have died in his sleep at a nursing home in his adopted city of Perth.

He is survived by three children and 11 grandchildren. His wife died three years ago.

Mr Choules' 84-year-old daughter, Daphne Edinger, told the Associated Press news agency: "We all loved him. It's going to be sad to think of him not being here any longer, but that's the way things go."



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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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Wow!

110 years old, thats amazing!

And God bless anyone who can stay married for 76 years..



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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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Here's to the Digger! An ANZAC legend! I hope this last ANZAC day just gone was special to him!
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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 02:14 AM
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Wow he was almost from the late 1890s, im from the 1990's lol
May he rest in peace for many more years.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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That's amazing.Rest In Peace, sir!



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 02:24 AM
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RIP, Man!
Soon we will be saying the same to veterans and survivors of WWII.
We can learn much from these folks, but we don't.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:58 AM
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Indeed, sir!



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:21 AM
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My thoughts go out to him and his family .....

A moment in history which most of us will never understand, realise or appreciate the horrors has past us by..........

Regards

PDUK



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by Alpal
A True Hero

Never truer words spoken, specially highlighted by this

Originally posted by Akragon
And God bless anyone who can stay married for 76 years..


Poor bugger!

Seriosuly though, anyone surviving WWI did well, I assume having stayed in the military there's a good chance he survived WWII as well. Stubbern bugger wasn't he?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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