List of veterans of World War I who died in 2002

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The following is a list of known veterans of the First World War (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) who died in 2002.

Veterans by country of service - 217 veterans[edit]

Australia (7 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Campbell, Alec William Private, 15th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force 26 Feb 1899 16 May 2002 (103) Last survivor of Gallipoli. Enlisted 1915 aged 16, served at ANZAC Cove loading supplies for six before falling ill. Evacuated and discharged when real age discovered. See entry.
Durston, Raymond George Corporal, General Service Reinforcements, Australian Imperial Force c.1899 19 May 2002 (102) Non combat. Enlisted 1918. Travelled to Europe, but his ship docked in London the day war ended.[3][4]
Jessop-Smith, Kenneth Paul Australian Merchant Navy 12 Jan 1902 14 Oct 2002 (100) Born in Wales. Enlisted aged 15. Also a World War II veteran.[5]
Lockett, John Henry (Jack) Sergeant, Australian Imperial Force 22 Jan 1891 25 May 2002 (111) Enlisted 1916. Fought on the Western Front. See entry.
Munday, John Private, 7th General Service Reinforcements, Australian Imperial Force 1899 5 Dec 2002 (103) Non combat. Enlisted July 1918 and completed basic training, but did not leave Australia.[6]
Sykes, Leslie Robert Ordnance Officer, Royal Australian Navy 3 Dec 1898 19 Jul 2002 (103) Enlisted 1917. Served as a gunnery mechanic.[7]
Whitmore, Albert Ernest Private, 9th Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force 14 Aug 1899 26 Jul 2002 (102) Enlisted 1917. Served in the Middle East. Also a World War II veteran.[8]

Austria-Hungary (3 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Manheim, Ernest 27 Jan 1900 28 Jul 2002 (102) Died in the USA. See entry.
Selmair-Selwart, Antonio Franz Theus 9 Jun 1896 2 Nov 2002 (106) Born in Germany, died USA. Served as a Lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian cavalry. Later a well-known actor. See entry.
Vietoris, Leopold 4 Jun 1891 9 Apr 2002 (110) Born and died in Austria. Later a distinguished mathematician.[9] See entry.

Belgium (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Massaer, Elvire 22 Apr 1900 2002 (101) A nurse in the Belgian Army.
Van Bergen, Charles 1899 2002 (102) 5th regiment.

Canada (6 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Harlow, Edward H. Petty Officer, Royal Canadian Navy 15 Dec 1899 31 Aug 2002 (102) Non combat. Served aboard HMS Niobe. Died in the USA. [10][11]
Fraser, James Forrest 1897 7 Dec 2002 (105) Served in France.[1][12]
Morton, Lawrence December 21, 1897 2002 (104-105) Served in France.[1][13][2]
Peterson, Robert Alfred Talbot Private, 202nd Infantry (Edmonton Sportsmen’s) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 7 Jan 1899 1 Mar 2002 (103) Fought at Vimy Ridge.[1][14]
Preet, Peter Private, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1899 Dec 2002 (103) Enlisted aged 16 and served on the Western Front as a runner. Gassed but survived.[15]
Smethurst, Alfred Gladstone Private, Canadian Expeditionary Force 3 Feb 1900 21 Apr 2002 (102) Enlisted underage and fought at Vimy Ridge.[1][16]

China (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Guisheng, Zhu Chinese Labour Corps 1895 5 Mar 2002 (106) Joined in 1916. Served as a crane operator, docker and electrician. Last known veteran of the CLC. Chose to stay in France after the war, served in French army in World War II, and died in La Rochelle.[3]

France (39 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Allaigre, Joannès 17 March 1899 9 Apr 2002 (103) [4]
Alland, René 1 Nov 1898 7 Jan 2002 (103) [4]
Baillif, Jacques 26 Dec 1896 19 Jun 2002 (105) Conscripted 1915. Served with the 1eme Regiment de Zouaves, 39e and 75e RI, and 103e RA.[4]
Bazille, Etienne 20 Dec 1899 Jul 2002 (102) Conscripted 1918. Also a World War II veteran.[4]
Bidaine, Gaston 2 May 1896 1 Feb 2002 (105) Conscripted 1915. Fought on the Somme and at Verdun.[4]
Boméa, Albert 1 Sep 1900 16 Jul 2002 (101) Served in the Navy 1918. Died in the USA.[4]
Bonvalot, André 13 Apr 1897 Sep 2002 (105) [4]
Boué, Alexandre 16 Jun 1898 Mar 2002 (103) [4]
Bourgoin, Raymond 6 Jul 1899 May 2002 (102) [4]
Bourzat, Léon 28 Dec 1896 27 Oct 2002 (105) [4]
Bouscarat, Jean 12 May 1897 17 Aug 2002 (105) [4]
Brinster, Marcel 22 Dec 1899 16 May 2002 (102) [4]
Collay, Joseph Marius 1 Dec 1899 26 Jun 2002 (102) [4]
Conrié, Henri Marie 6 Apr 1899 8 March 2002 (102) [4]
Contié, Jean 8 March 1897 31 Oct 2002 (105) [4]
Coquin, Victor 20 Jun 1896 14 Oct 2002 (106) [4]
Dayon, Théophile Julien 5 Jul 1894 9 Jan 2002 (107) [4]
D'Harboulle, Hilaire François 26 Jan 1893 22 March 2002 (109) Enlisted 1913. Wounded in 1914 on his first day at the Front. Later fought at Verdun and in Salonika.[4]
Dumonteil, Noël Jean Charles 8 Dec 1899 29 Dec 2002 (103) [4]
Filipeau, Léandre 8 Oct 1898 11 Jan 2002 (103) [4]
Gautier, Eugène 19 Oct 1898 4 Dec 2002 (104) Conscripted 1917. Gassed at Vosges, later taken prisoner.[4]
Gayrard, Albert 8 Feb 1898 9 Feb 2002 (104) [4]
Gravelle, René 31 Jan 1898 12 May 2002 (104) [4]
Guerin, Lucien 14 Apr 1899 7 Apr 2002 (102) [4]
Guertault, Louis 6 May 1895 21 Jan 2002 (106) Fought on the Somme and at Picardie and Verdun with 129e RI du Havre. Ended the war as an air mechanic with 2e Groupe d’Aviation.[4]
Igier, Charles Basile 25 Sep 1895 15 Feb 2002 (106) Enlisted 1914. Fought with the 25eme Battalion de Chasseurs on the Somme and Marne. Twice wounded.[4]
Latié, Jean 2 Sep 1894 13 Sep 2002 (108) [4]
Le Meur, Louis 16 Sep 1899 May 2002 (102) Later a well-known comedian. Died in Switzerland.[4]
Lindor, Valentin 17 Feb 1898 2002 (104) [4]
Mabillot, Clotaire 16 March 1897 8 Mar 2002 (104) Conscripted 1916.[4]
Ménétrier, Pierre 12 Mar 1899 24 Apr 2002 (103) [4]
Moritz, Leon 20 Dec 1899 20 June 2002 (102) [4]
Ohnet, Jacques 11 Jan 1899 1 Apr 2002 (103) Conscripted 1918. Served on the Western Front with the 138e and 107e RAL.[4]
Pelika, Joseph 23 Dec 1897 2 Oct 2002 (104) [4]
Pinier, Eugene 17 Dec 1897 2 Oct 2002 (104) [4]
Platret, Louis Alexandre 31 Dec 1895 8 Jan 2002 (106) [4]
Rimbert, Raphaël Evariste 26 Oct 1898 Mar 2002 (103) [4]
Sauvet, Fernand 2 Jul 1899 Jan 2002 (102) Enlisted 1917. Fought on the Somme with the 15e RA de Douai.[4]
Vandaele, Maurice 21 Dec 1898 2002 (103) [4]

Germany (8 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Arkenberg, Frank 8 Sep 1893 22 Dec 2002 (109) Died in the USA.
Bredtschneider, Georg 23 Mar 1892 7 Mar 2002 (109) Oldest Living German man at his death.[5]
Feldmann, Ernst 14 May 1898 9 Jul 2002 (104) [17][6]
Klein, Reinhard 12 Feb 1897 15 May 2002 (105) [18]
Lueking, Joseph 4 Dec 1897 24 Feb 2002 (104) Died in the USA.
Moritz, Léon 20 Dec 1899 20 Jun 2002 (102) Born in Alsace-Lorraine. Conscripted into the German army 1917. Wounded at Cambrai. Died France.[4]
Schinkel, Willy 23 Aug 1896 4 Jun 2002 (105) Marine, fought in the 1916 Battle of Jutland/Skagerrak.[7]
Wissner, Heinrich 3 Dec 1895 25 Oct 2002 (106) Served from May 1916 in France, Russia and Ukraine.

Italy (5 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Graziosi, Horace 23 May 1898 19 Jun 2002 (104) Died in France.[19]
Lampone, Giuseppe 23 Feb 1896 29 Sep 2002 (106) Died in USA.[20]
Todde, Antonio 22 Jan 1889 3 Jan 2002 (112) The oldest man in the world at the time of his death. Wounded at Mont Grappa, Northern Italy, on the Austrian Front. See entry.
Ugolini, Arnaldo 10 Nov 1894 Nov 2002 (107) [21]
Mattana, Cesare 7 May 1893 21 Jul 2002 (109) [22][dead link]

Jamaica (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Clarke, Eugent Private, British West Indies Regiment 1894 2002 (108) Oldest Jamaican veteran.[8]WO372/4[23]

Philippines (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Barruga, Timoteo G. 24 Jan 1900 23 Aug 2002 (102) Private, US Army. Also a World War II veteran.[9]

Poland (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Kowalkowski, Feliks 16 Aug 1895 27 Nov 2002 (107) [24]
Pióro, Franciszek 8 Jan 1897 11 Sep 2002 (105) Served in the navy.[25]

Portugal (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Baptista, José Maria Hermano 1 May 1895 14 Dec 2002 (107) Served on the Western Front 1917-1919.[10]

Russia (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Gabryel, Michał 8 Sep 1895 5 Feb 2002 (106) Born in Belorussia. Conscripted in 1915. Twice saw Lenin. Died in Poland.[26][27]
Rabinovitch, Eliazar 24 Dec 1898 27 Jun 2002 (103) Born in Latvia. Served as a book-keeper in the Imperial Russian Army, and as a medic in the Red Army during World War II. Died in the USA.[28]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (69 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Alexandre, Albert Eduoard Private, 1st Royal Guernsey Light Infantry & Royal Garrison Artillery 6 Oct 1901 14 Jan 2002 (100) Last surviving Chelsea Pensioner to have served in World War I. Enlisted at 16. Fought at Passchendaele.
Andrews, James William Army 25 May 1899 Apr 2002 (102) [8]WO372/1[29][30]
Baird, John Private, Manchester Regiment & Royal Army Medical Corps 26 Jul 1896 Jan 2002 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Royal Army Medical Corps.[8]WO372/1[31][32]
Beadman, Lionel Edward Private, 51st (Graduated) Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) 25 Apr 1900 Sep 2002 (102) Still in training when the war ended.[11][33]
Beedon, John Edward Driver, Royal Field Artillery 22 Jan 1897 Jul 2002 (105) Served on the Western Front.[8]WO372/2[34][35]
Bell, George Private, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 16 Nov 1898 30 Dec 2002 (104) Saved when shrapnel from an exploding shell hit the bible he kept in his breast pocket. Died in the USA.[36][37]
Blower, Walter Arthur Royal Sussex Regiment 17 Apr 1900 Jun 2002 (102) [12][38]
Boulden, Archibald Carey Private, Army 14 Feb 1897 Oct 2002 (105) [8]WO372/2[39]
Bowie, Andrew Private, 1st Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 3 Oct 1897 26 Aug 2002 (104) Last known Great War veteran of the Cameron Highlanders. Enlisted aged 18. Fought at Passchendaele, gassed but survived. Died in Australia.[13]
Briggs, John Mortimer Acting Captain, 1/2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers 16 Mar 1898 Jun 2002 (104) Last known Great War veteran of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. A student at Nottingham University. Enlisted 1916.[8]WO372/3[40][41]
Brown, Edward Private, King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 12 Jul 1896 Apr 2002 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Liverpool Regiment.[12][42]
Brown, Leopold Wilfred T F Private, Somerset Light Infantry 23 Sep 1898 Nov 2002 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the Somerset Light Infantry.[8]WO372/3[43]
Bugg, Wilfred Marcus P Private, East Lancashire Regiment & Lancashire Fusiliers 7 Aug 1898 Jun 2002 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the East Lancashire Regiment.[8]WO372/3[44]
Bunday, Frederick Henry Boy Telegraphist, Royal Navy 28 Nov 1900 28 Dec 2002 (102) Enlisted 1915. Served on HMS Hannibal and HMS Grafton. Also a World War II veteran.[14]ADM 188/753[45][46]
Chater, Henry Wilby Private, Northamptonshire Regiment 27 Jan 1896 Jun 2002 (106) Last known combat veteran of the Northamptonshire Regiment.[12][47]
Colledge, Roland Thomas (Roly) Merchant Navy 23 Dec 1900 Mar 2002 (101) [48][49]
Cotgrove, William George (Bill) Driver, Royal Field Artillery 26 Oct 1896 11 Feb 2002 (105) Ammunition wagon driver. Served at Ypres. Awarded the Military Medal for bravery.[8]WO372/23[50][51]
Covey, Donald Frederick Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 28 Feb 1900 May 2002 (102) [15]ADM 337/1-108[52]
Cowan, Norman Corporal, 'A' Squadron, Northumberland Hussars 5 Oct 1898 Feb 2002 (103) Captured by the Germans and ended the hostilities as a POW.[53][54]
Crossland, Gilbert Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 30 Jan 1897 Nov 2002 (105) Fought on the Somme and at Arras. Wounded in action. Trapped in mud he was rescued by Germans who sent him back to the British line.[8]WO372/5[55]
Davis, Herbert Wyndham C (Bert) Driver, Royal Defence Corps 24 Dec 1896 Aug 2002 (105) Non combat. Failed medical for active service 4 times but conscripted as an army lorry driver on Salisbury Plain.[56][57]
Deane, Frank Sydney Private, Welsh Regiment & 1/6th Durham Light Infantry 18 Feb 1899 Oct 2002 (103) Last known Great War combat veteran of the Durham Light Infantry.[58][59]
Dixon, Gerald 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps 6 Sep 1899 Apr 2002 (102) Last known British pilot of the Great War.[60][61]
East, Thomas Henry Private, Army 14 Jul 1900 Dec 2002 (102) Non-combat. In Dover about to embark to France at the Armistice.[16]
Ellis, Benjamin Frank Private, Army 15 Feb 1896 Feb 2002 (105) [8]WO372/6[62]
Fielding, Albert Private, Royal Flying Corps 23 Jan 1900 Mar 2002 (102) Served as an aircraft engine fitter in Egypt.[63][64]
Fraser, James Forest (Jim) Private, 52nd (Lowland) Division 1 Dec 1898 7 Dec 2002 (104) Last known Great War veteran of the Lowland Division. Born Scotland, died Canada. Served as a machine gunner on the Western Front.[65]
Godin, Frederick George Royal Naval Air Service 22 May 1900 Sep 2002 (102) Enlisted 1918.[14]ADM 188/646[66]
Gooderidge, Walter Norman Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 13 Aug 1898 Dec 2002 (104) [15]ADM 337/1-108[67]
Gray, Wilfred Sydney ? 22 Jan 1895 3 Aug 2002 (107) [68]
Hazlehurst, William (Bill) Private, Royal Flying Corps 10 Sep 1899 Jun 2002 (102) Enlisted aged 17.[69][70]
Henning, Reginald John Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 28 Jul 1899 Apr 2002 (102) [15]ADM 337/1-108[71]
Heywood, Reuben Private, 10th (1st Gwent) South Wales Borderers 2 Oct 1899 6 Nov 2002 (103) Wounded at Bapaume 1918.[72][73]
Hilliard, Henry Royal Naval Air Service 19 Jan 1900 Jan 2002 (101) Enlisted 1917.[14]ADM 188/635[74]
Hoar, Cyril Warden Private, Devonshire Regiment & Cheshire Regiment 27 Sep 1898 Feb 2002 (103) [8]WO372/9[75]
Hodges, Frederick James Corporal, 10th Lancashire Fusiliers 18 Jul 1899 10 Feb 2002 (102) Enlisted 1917. Battalion Gas NCO.[13][76]
Holman, Charles Victor Private, 5th Norfolk Regiment & 1st Essex Regiment 26 Feb 1898 13 Jan 2002 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the Norfolk Regiment. Enlisted 1915. Served as company runner. Awarded Military Medal for bravery at Cambrai.[77][78]
Holyoake, Frederick George Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy 27 Aug 1900 Aug 2002 (101) [12][79]
Humphrey, Ronald Rex Private, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 23 Dec 1899 Feb 2002 (102) [12][80]
Hunt, Clifford Andrew Private, Army Service Corps 16 Feb 1899 Jul 2002 (103) [8]WO372/10[81]
Hutchinson, Alfred Ambrose Royal Marine Light Infantry 9 Mar 1897 Jun 2002 (105) [12][82]
Johnson, Percy Victor Private, 21st (County of London) London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles) 1 Mar 1899 May 2002 (103) Enlisted underage at 16.[83][84]
Jones, Arthur Edward Private, 2nd Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 4 Dec 1898 Feb 2002 (103) Conscripted 1917. Served as company runner. Wounded at Amiens.[85][86]
Kilsby, Robert Alfred Private, London Regiment 2 Nov 1899 Aug 2002 (102) [8]WO372/11[87]
Labbett, George Samuel Royal Naval Air Service 2 Dec 1899 Feb 2002 (102) Enlisted 1917.[14]ADM 188/635[88]
Lippiatt, Marquis Graham Royal Air Force 19 Jan 1901 Jun 2002 (101) [12][89]
Lorriman, Percy Lazenby Private, Machine Gun Corps 6 Dec 1898 13 Dec 2002 (104) Served on the Somme as a Vickers gunner.[90][91]
Marlow, Albert Edward Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 22 Jan 1900 Mar 2002 (102) [15]ADM 337/1-108[92]
Miller, Bernard Joseph Army 4 May 1898 Jan 2002 (103) [8]WO372/14[93]
Moore, Frederick William T Corporal, Royal Engineers 21 Nov 1892 14 Apr 2002 (109) Britain’s oldest man at his death.[8]WO372/14[94][95]
Odd, John Gordon Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry 14 Sep 1899 Jan 2002 (102) [17]ADM 159[96]
Parkes, William Sergeant, South Wales Borderers 18 Jan 1896 7 Oct 2002 (106) Born in the UK, died in the USA.[8]WO372/15[97]
Parsons, Frank Henry Sergeant, Royal Engineers 15 Jun 1896 Feb 2002 (105) Enlisted 1914. Wounded early in the war, served the remainder as a drill sergeant at Chattenden, Kent.[12][98]
Powdrill, Frank Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) 4 Apr 1898 Feb 2002 (103) [8]WO372/16[99]
Randall, Reginald James Private, 5th (City of London) London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) & Army Signal Co, Royal Engineers 23 Aug 1899 Jan 2002 (102) [12][100]
Ransford, Ernest Merrill 2nd Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regiment & Suffolk Regiment 16 May 1897 30 Jul 2002 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Worcestershire and Suffolk Regiments.[8]WO372/16[101]
Rawling, Douglas Oldfield Army 20 Jan 1900 Mar 2002 (102) Non combat.[102][103]
Roberts, Douglas Henry Private, Sussex Yeomanry& 7th Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 14 Jan 1900 2 Dec 2002 (102) Wounded on the Somme 1918.[104][105]
Rosenthal, Simeon Private, Machine Gun Corps 3 Jun 1900 Feb 2002 (101) Enlisted underage. Last known (British) Jewish veteran.[106][107]
Ruttledge, Robert Francis (Robin) Lieutenant, 34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse 11 Sep 1899 12 Jan 2002 (102) Last known veteran born in the (now) Republic of Ireland and the last known Great War veteran of the Indian Army. Enlisted 1918 and awarded World War I campaign medals; later won the Military Cross. Also served in World War II.[18]
Shanks, John Royal Flying Corps 27 Jun 1900 Jan 2002 (101) [108][109]
Shaw, Thomas Private, 16th (2nd County Down) Royal Irish Rifles Jun 1899 2 Mar 2002 (102) Last (now) Northern Irish veteran. Last known Great War veteran of the Royal Irish Rifles. Fought at Messines, Ypres and Passchendaele. [110]
Smithers, Herman Julian Royal Engineers 24 Mar 1898 Jan 2002 (103) [12][111]
Sowray, David Leonard Private, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) & Labour Corps 23 Dec 1898 Jun 2002 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the Labour Corps.[8]WO372/18[112]
Tozer, Arthur Edward Royal Naval Air Service 22 Dec 1899 Feb 2002 (102) Enlisted 1917.[14]ADM 188/635[113]
West, Frank Thomas Lieutenant, Cheshire Regiment 29 Apr 1899 Apr 2002 (102) Last known Great War veteran of the Cheshire regiment.[8]WO372/21[114]
Wilkinson, Michael James Acting Sergeant, Border Regiment 13 Aug 1896 Dec 2002 (106) [8]WO372/21[115]
Williams, Hubert Private, 6th (Glamorgan) Welsh Regiment, Gloucestershire Regiment & Royal Flying Corps 9 Nov 1895 1 Sep 2002 (106) Last known Great War veteran of the Gloucestershire Regiment. Enlisted 1915. Served on the Western Front and in Salonika.[116][117]
Wolfe, Harry William John Artificer, Royal Navy 4 Jul 1899 Sep 2002 (103) Enlisted 1915.[14]ADM 188/1047[118]

Remark: a further 107 men old enough to have served in World War I died in England & Wales in 2002. Their veteran status is not yet confirmed. Scottish and Irish records are not checked either.

United States (69 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Agresta, Joseph A. 24 Feb 1900 11 May 2002 (102) (Florida) Served in France in the Third Infantry Division, US Army.[19][119]
Alimpolo, Eracleo 22 Apr 1898 2 Oct 2002 (104) (Washington) Born in the Philippines and last known Filipino born World War I veteran. Served as a steward in the US Navy 1916-1920.[120]
Anderson, Namon W. 4 Nov 1895 8 Feb 2002 (106) (Alabama) US Army.[9]
Baker, Charlie 21 Jul 1899 4 Aug 2002 (103) (Arkansas) Private, US Army.[9]
Blakney, Clarence Perry 21 Feb 1896 17 Apr 2002 (106) (Kentucky) Served in France as an acting Mess Sergeant at a base hospital.[121]
Booker, Ed. 15 Oct 1894 7 Jun 2002 (107) (Louisiana) Private, US Army.[9]
Burns, Charles M 27 Feb 1898 17 May 2002 (104) (California) Private, US Army. Enlisted October 1918 and still in training when the war ended.[9]
Carpenter, Byron G 9 Oct 1898 8 Mar 2002 (103) (Missouri) Private, US Army.[9]
Chambers, John Sterling 5 Jun 1900 2 May 2002 (101) (Oklahoma) Private, US Army.[9]
Coffman, Elwyn M. 7 Dec 1897 24 Oct 2002 (104) (Kentucky) Served in France with the Quartermaster Corps.[122]
Collison, Norman R. 3 Sep 1898 27 Mar 2002 (103) (Nebraska) Served in France.[19][123]
Coutz, John 8 May 1899 17 Feb 2002 (102) (Ohio) Served in France.[19][124]
Crandall, Irving Hawthorne 6 Aug 1899 11 Aug 2002 (103) (New Hampshire) Private, US Army.[9]
Curry, Elijah 6 Mar 1899 8 Apr 2002 (103) (New York) Served in France.[19][125]
Dorsey, Lawrence T. 2 Jul 1899 5 Dec 2002 (103) (Oregon)[126]
Edwards, Harvel C. 1 Jul 1897 10 Nov 2002 (105) (Tennessee) Served in France transporting ammunition to the Front. Last known veteran from Tennessee to have served overseas.[19][127]
Fisher, Homer Arthur c.1899 Dec 2002 (103) (California) Served in France.[19]
Fletcher, Claude L. 3 Oct 1897 3 Jul 2002 (104) (Idaho) Last known veteran from Idaho to have served overseas.[19][128]
Gauerke, Arthur 6 Aug 1894 6 Apr 2002 (107) (Wisconsin) Non-combat. Served with the US Army in a military post office in Illinois from March to December 1918.[129]
Gaupp, Charley 10 Apr 1897 17 Oct 2002 (105) (Washington) Served in France.[19][130]
Gibbs, Glendon Bryan 26 Apr 1898 16 Jun 2002 (104) (Oklahoma) Private, US Army. Enlisted June 1917.[9]
Gillum, Alexander 15 Mar 1896 17 Feb 2002 (105) (Virginia) US Army.[9]
Gulbronson, Henry R. 14 Sep 1892 4 Apr 2002 (109) (Wisconsin) Served in France in an artillery unit alongside his two brothers.[19][131][132]
Hayden, Charles H. 3 Jun 1896 4 Aug 2002 (106) (Kentucky) Sergeant, US Army.[9]
Herrmann, Leo B. 9 Jan 1898 22 Nov 2002 (104) (Kansas)[133]
Hitchen, F. James 3 Aug 1900 18 Apr 2002 (101) (New Jersey) US Navy.[9]
Hooker, Curtis McClenon 28 Mar 1897 19 Apr 2002 (105) (Virginia) US Army.[9]
Hresko, John 4 Apr 1898 17 Jan 2002 (103) (New Jersey) Seaman 2nd Class, US Navy.[9]
Jackson, Earl Henry 1 Jan 1900 23 Apr 2002 (102) (Maine) US Army.[9]
Johns, Emmett E. 18 May 1896 27 Jun 2002 (106) (Iowa) Last known veteran from Iowa to have served overseas.[19][134]
Kabakow, Joseph 30 Dec 1894 14 Jan 2002 (107) (New Jersey) Born in Russia, emigrated to the USA in 1913. Served in France.[19][135][136]
Kane, Joseph Nathan 23 Jan 1899 22 Sep 2002 (103) Enlisted in US Army but contracted the Spanish flu in 1918 and was never sent overseas. Later a prominent journalist and writer. See entry.
Kelliher, Daniel W. 6 Aug 1898 13 Oct 2002 (104) Fought on the Western Front with 101st Infantry, 26th Yankee Division.[137]
Kuekan, Walling 19 March 1895 13 Jan 2002 (106)
Kulaga, Walter 26 Nov 1899 21 May 2002 (102) (Massachusetts) Private, US Army.[9]
Mainard, Otto 28 Mar 1899 6 Nov 2002 (103) (Oregon) Private, US Marine Corps. Enlisted 8 November 1918 and still in training when the war ended.[9]
Martin, James G. 30 May 1897 12 Apr 2002 (104) (Maryland) Corporal, US Army. Enlisted September 1918 and still in training when the war ended.[9]
Martin, William 19 Apr 1895 9 May 2002 (107) (Texas) Served in France.[19][138]
Martinsen, Bernard 4 Oct 1896 31 Jan 2002 (105) (California) Served in France.[19][139]
Olson, Otto 20 Nov 1895 9 Mar 2002 (106) (Texas) Served in France.[19][140]
Perry, Joseph C. 24 Feb 1896 13 May 2002 (106) (Ohio) Served in France.[19][141]
Potts, John Thomas 14 Aug 1896 17 Aug 2002 (106) (Florida) Also served in World War II and Korea with the US Air Force, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.[9]
Purdy Sr., Harry E. 23 Nov 1893 19 Jul 2002 (108) (Wisconsin) Served on the Western Front.[142]
Reed, Charles H. 30 Mar 1897 22 Jan 2002 (104) (Missouri) Private, US Army.[9]
Reid, Charles W. 11 Apr 1898 6 Apr 2002 (103) (Pennsylvania) US Army.[9]
Rice, Philip E. 16 Oct 1897 23 Jan 2002 (104) (Connecticut) Served in the U.S. Navy as a signal flagman aboard the USS Agamemnon 1917-1919.[143][144]
Rogers, Charles W. 5 May 1900 21 Jan 2002 (101) (Georgia) Served in France.[19][145]
Roth, Louis B. 25 Sep 1895 25 Apr 2002 (106) (Louisiana) US Army.[9]
Rutkowsky, Ernest E. 11 Sep 1897 27 Apr 2002 (104) (Connecticut) Private, US Army.[9]
Schlappig, William G. 4 Aug 1895 14 Jan 2002 (106) (Pennsylvania) Sergeant, US Army.[146]
Shafer, Alonzo 8 Oct 1899 21 Jul 2002 (102) (Missouri) Served in France.[19][147]
Shirley, George Ernest 8 Nov 1898 15 Apr 2002 (103) (Missouri) Private, US Marine Corps. Enlisted May 1918.[9]
Sickerson, John F. 13 Feb 1902 2 Dec 2002 (100) (New York) Enlisted underage. Served in France.[19][148]
Smith, Clyde B. 7 Jan 1899 19 Oct 2002 (103) (Michigan) Last known veteran from Michigan to have served overseas.[19][149]
Spiro, David 8 Nov 1898 13 Aug 2002 (103) (Mississippi) US Navy bugler 1917-1919. Served aboard USS Martha Washington and USS Kentucky.[150]
Stone, Elmer Edward 11 May 1897 2 Jul 2002 (105) (Oregon) US Navy.[9]
Streeter, Gustav A. 29 Sep 1895 12 Jan 2002 (106) (Indiana) Wounded on the Western Front.[19][151][152]
Swedenborg, Edward A. 26 Feb 1895 4 Feb 2002 (106) (Wyoming)[153]
Swilley, Bryan 27 Dec 1896 14 Mar 2002 (105) (Missouri) US Army.[9]
Talbott, Francis J. (Frank) 16 Jun 1896 24 Sep 2002 (106) (Maryland) Served in France.[19]
Thomas, Albert J. 19 May 1896 20 Feb 2002 (105) (Ohio) Served in France.[19][154]
Tobin, Robert 7 Jun 1897 30 Jan 2002 (104) (Texas) Served in France.[19][155]
Townsend, Bertus J. 14 Oct 1900 12 Dec 2002 (102) (Massachusetts) US Marine Corps[9]
Trinin, George 14 Jun 1898 3 Apr 2002 (103) (New York) Sergeant, US Army. Enlisted October 1918 and still in training when the war ended[9]
Van Sickle, George W. 10 Mar 1899 10 Apr 2002 (103) (Missouri) Engineman 1st Class US Navy. Enlisted December 1917.[9]
Weisinger, Nathan 20 Oct 1894 30 Jun 2002 (107) (Connecticut)[156]
White, Vinton E. 26 Jun 1899 11 Mar 2002 (102) (Massachusetts) US Army.[9]
York, Eunis R. 5 Feb 1900 24 Oct 2002 (102) (Tennessee) US Army.[9]
Zeitz, Jack 2 Feb 1899 17 Aug 2002 (103) (New York) Private, US Army.[9]

World War I-era veterans - 3 veterans[edit]

Listed here are those that joined the armed services after the Armistice date, but before the Treaty of Versailles was signed, or where there is debate on their join-date, or whose military service is sometimes viewed as outside the scope of "WWI", but are considered World War I-era veterans by the press or by their respective governments, or served in a related conflict.

Estonia (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Tilk, Voldemar Georg 23 Dec 1897 26 May 2002 (104) Fought in the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920. Died in Canada.[157] et:Voldemar Tilk

United States (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Clayborne, Wesley 9 Apr 1900 15 Oct 2002 (102) (Maryland) US Navy. Enlisted July 1919.[9]
Hoppes, Alice McGuire 14 Mar 1893 26 Nov 2002 (109) (Kentucky) A nurse who served two tours with the US Navy in 1919.[158]

Totals - 220 veterans[edit]

  • Verified veterans - 217
  • World War I-Era veterans - 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ Geraldo, José Custódio Madaleno (2006). José Maria Hermano Baptista: um herói na Grande Guerra, 1917-1919. História Militar, Estudos e Documentos. ISBN 972-8816-98-7. 
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  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Evans, Michael; Arthur, Max (1998-11-07), "80 Years On: The Day of a Lifetime; 1914-1918: The Last Survivors", The Times 
  13. ^ a b Van Emden, Richard; Humphries, Steve (1998). Veterans: The last survivors of the Great War. Leo Cooper. ISBN 0-85052-640-X. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1908 - 1923". The National Archive. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Admiralty: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Rating's Service Records 1903-1919". The National Archive. 
  16. ^ "Last Veterans of the Great War", Daily Mirror, 2002-11-21 
  17. ^ "Admiralty: Royal Marines Registers of Service". The National Archive. 
  18. ^ "Outstanding ornithologist and a founder of Irish Wildbird Conservancy", The Irish Times, 2002-01-19 
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