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    Last Surviving WWI Service Member dies

    Tuesday, 7 February 2012

    Florence Green seen on her 109th birthday being presented with a cake by LAC Hannah Shaw on behalf of the RAF at her home in King's Lynn, Norfolk





    The world's last surviving First World War service member has died aged 110.Florence Green died in her sleep at Briar House care home in King's Lynn on Saturday. She would have celebrated her 111th birthday on February 19. She was believed to be the last person alive who served in the war.
    The world's last known combat veteran of the First World War, Claude Choules, died in Australia aged 110 in May 2011.
    Florence Green, a great-grandmother, joined the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) as a 17-year-old in the late summer of 1918.
    Her youngest daughter June Evetts, 76, who lives in Oundle, near Peterborough, told the Eastern Daily Press: "She led an amazing and extraordinary life. She must have seen a lot of changes in her time.
    "I never heard anyone say a bad word about her. She would never blow her own trumpet and certainly wouldn't shout about the fact she was the last veteran.
    "She was, however, very proud of what she did and we are all very proud of her. Her death does close the book on the First World War as there are no veterans left now."
    Mrs Green had been at the home since the end of November. She had lived with her daughter May, 90, in King's Lynn, until then.
    Mrs Green served as a mess steward at RAF bases in Marham and Narborough in Norfolk. She married her husband Walter - a porter at King's Lynn station - two years after the war. Mr Green died in 1970.
    As well as June and May, they had a son, Bob, 86, who is thought to live in Edinburgh. She is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.



    Read more: 'Last' war service member dies - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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    The last person who served in WW1 , dies in their sleep aged 110 .

    There is some solace there .

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    Good on ya Florence R.I.P.

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    At least it wasnt a kraut that lasted the longest. Hopefully for WW2 as well

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    Sweet dreams Florence. R.I.P.

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    Thankyou Florence. RIP.




    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    The world's last surviving First World War service member has died
    There's still a few knocking around the bars in Thailand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    At least it wasnt a kraut that lasted the longest. Hopefully for WW2 as well
    The only reason I can think why you'd be trolling when you are supposed to be in Cancun with a fictitious girlfriend is either that you've got another puncture, or you can't afford the PPV porn in the hotel.

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