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Claude Stanley Choules’ Death Moves The Great War Towards Dead History

WHEN Claude Stanley Choules died, an era – the First World War – came closer than ever to being dead history, a thing only recalled in books and other recorded testimony.

Last Thursday, British-born Choules – he was born on March 3, 1901, in Pershore, Worcestershire –  the last man to fight in the Great War, died in Perth. He was 110.

He is survived by one other veteran of that bloody war: British woman Florence Green. She did not see action but served with the Women’s RAF (WRAF) in 1918.

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Posted: 8th, May 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)