Florence Green – The Last Known Veteran From WWI Died at Age 110
Two weeks before her 111th birthday, Florence Green, the last known veteran from World War One (WWI) died Saturday in England.
In a story from AP, she joined the newly formed Women’s Royal Air Force, which trained women to work as drivers, mechanics and other to free men for duty on the front lines. She was a steward in the officers’ mess.
She wasn’t officially recognized as a veteran until a researcher found her service record in the British National Archives in 2010. Her husband died in 1970 and she is survived by her two daughters, a son and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
From the BBC, their story about Florence Green it was noted that the world’s last known combat veteran of World War I was Briton Claude Choules. He died in Australia aged 110 in May 2011.
Including WWI, can you imagine all the history that was seen during their lifetime? I’ll bet they had some great stories.