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Last WWI combat veteran Claude Choules dies aged 110

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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Last WWI combat veteran Claude Choules dies aged 110




The world's last known combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules, has died in 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.





But despite his military record, Mr Choules became a pacifist. He was known to have disagreed with the celebration of Australia's most important war memorial holiday, Anzac Day, and refused to march in the annual commemoration parades.



Truly the last of the last. It's approaching 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. It seems it's becoming a war which is becoming more and more eclipsed and forgotten as time goes by. These men shouldn't be forgotten, the sacrifice they made and the horrors they had to endure.

BBC News




posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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S&F

I just love that most, if not all, of these old vets are pacifists. Pity the world in general, just battered on and didn't listen to them.


Apparently when he was admitted into a nursing home, the nurse reassured him that they would organise his medication for him. When asked what pills he was on, he replied that he took 3 prunes in the morning.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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