This is a
list of the last surviving World War I veterans by country. The last living veteran of World War I (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) was Florence Green, a British citizen who served in the Allied armed forces, and who died 4 February 2012, aged 110. The last combat veteran was [1 ] Claude Choules who served in the British Royal Navy (and later the Royal Australian Navy) and died 5 May 2011, aged 110. The last veteran who served in the [2 ] trenches was Harry Patch ( British Army) who died on 25 July 2009, aged 111. The last Central Powers veteran, Franz Künstler of Austria-Hungary, died on 27 May 2008 at the age of 107.
The total number of participating personnel is estimated by the
Encyclopædia Britannica at 65,038,810. There were approximately 9,750,103 military deaths during the conflict.
Veterans, for this purpose, are defined as people who were members of the armed forces of one of the combatant nations up to and including the date of the
Armistice. This policy may vary from the policy in actual use in some countries.
The last surviving verified veteran of World War I per country is shown in the table below.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Blackmore, David (7 February 2012). "Norfolk First World War Veteran Dies". EDP24 . Retrieved . 7 February 2012
^ Carman, Gerry (6 May 2011). "Last man who served in two world wars dies, 110". The Age . Retrieved . 6 May 2011
^ a b Austria and Hungary were component, technically sovereign, nations within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
^ "Autriche" (in French). Ders Des Ders . Retrieved . 2010-11-20
^ a b c d e A self-governing Dominion under the British Empire.
^ "Australia's oldest man and Digger Jack Ross dies aged 110". The Age . Retrieved . 2011-02-15
^ "Belgique" (in French). Ders Des Ders . Retrieved . 2010-11-20
^ Goldstein, Richard (2010-02-24). "..John Babcock, Last Canadian World War I Veteran, Dies at 109". The New York Times . Retrieved . 2010-11-20
^ O'Neill, Mark (March 3, 2014). The Chinese Labour Corps. UK: Penguin Books.
^ a b Accorded belligerent status at Versailles.
^ "REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE" (in French). Ders Des Ders . Retrieved . 2010-11-20
^ "france" (in French). Ders Des Ders . Retrieved . 2010-11-20
^ The French government, under whose legal definition of a WWI veteran as having served six months during the war years Picault did not qualify, officially recognized Lazare Ponticelli, who died March 12, 2008, as the last poilu.
^ "Germany's 'last' WWI veteran dies". BBC. January 2008 . Retrieved . 2010-11-20
^ "Franz Künstler, Veteran of 2 Wars, Dies at 107". The New York Times. 2008-05-30 . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ "Outstanding ornithologist and a founder of Irish Wildbird Conservancy", The Irish Times, 2002-01-19
^ "Delfino Borroni: Italy’s last surviving veteran of the First World War". The Times. 2008-10-30 . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ (in Serbian). Serbian Orthodox Church. 2008-09-12 Петнаестогодишњица упокојења Митрополита црногорско-приморског Г. Данила (1895-1993) . Retrieved . 2013-07-06
^ "Last of Newfoundland's WW1 vets passes away". CBC. 1999-04-19 . Retrieved . 2010-11-04
^ "The last Great War veterans". RNZRSA. February 2003 . Retrieved . 2010-11-04
^ "Yakup Satar". The Times. 2008-04-03 . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ "Poland’s WWI veteran Stanislaw passes away". Oman Tribune . Retrieved . 2010-11-04
^ Silva, Carlos (2005-09-07). "1643 portugueses mortos na grande guerra em França" (in Portuguese). Fórum de Genealogia . Retrieved . 2010-11-21 Filipe Prista Lucas, a GRG correspondent says (translated from Portuguese) "According to the information I hold, the last Portuguese veteran of World War I died in 2003. His name was Jose Luis Ladeira, and he died on May 5, 2003, in Goshen Valley, Miranda do Corvo, 107 years old."
^ "ROUMANIE" (in French). Ders Des Ders . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ (in Russian). Интернет-газета Донбасса. 2008-02-22 Последний в мире ветеран Первой мировой живет в Донецке (фото) . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ "Oldest known Ukrainian Jew dies at 111". JTA. 2009-01-05 . Retrieved . 2010-11-04
^ Racić, M. (2004-06-27). "ODLAZAK POSLEDNJEG SRPSKOG SOLUNCA" (in Serbian). Kurir . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ "Last WW1 veteran dies". Taipei Times. 2003-10-11 . Retrieved . 2010-11-04
^ Printing World (2000-04-17). "Longest serving Stationer dies at the wonderful age of 102". Highbeam Business . Retrieved . 2010-11-04
^ Ashley, Mike (2010-11-11). "Collecting Crime: London Mystery Magazine - Part Two". Crime Time . Retrieved . 2010-11-21
^ "Last surviving veteran of First World War dies aged 110". The Telegraph . Retrieved . 2012-02-07
^ Courson, Paul (2011-02-28). "Last living U.S. World War I veteran dies". CNN . Retrieved . 2011-02-28
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