Claude Choules, 1901-2011

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

With the passing of Mr. Choules, Britain’s Florence Green, also born in 1901, is the last remaining veteran of the First World War. In case you skipped our piece earlier this week on the subject, do yourself a favor and take a look.