Justin Tuveri

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Justin Tuveri
Born May 13, 1898
Italy Collinas, Sardinia, Italy
Died October 5, 2007 (aged 109)
France Saint-Tropez, France
Allegiance Italy Italian
Service/branch Italian Army
Years of service 1917–1918
Battles/wars World War I

Justin Tuveri (May 13, 1898[1] – October 5, 2007)[2][3] was, at age 109, one of the last Italian veterans of the First World War and a French citizen at the time of his death.

Tuveri was born Giustino Tuveri in Collinas, on the island of Sardinia. He was drafted in 1917, and fought in several campaigns, including Sassari.

Due to the rise of Benito Mussolini and the Fascists, Tuveri moved to France in 1920, becoming a French citizen in 1940.

He died in Saint-Tropez, France.

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  1. ^ Other sources give his date of birth as May 15
  2. ^ Justin Tuveri's obituary (Italian)
  3. ^ Justin Tuveri's obituary (LA Times)

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