List of veterans of World War I who died in 2003

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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 2003.

Veterans by country of service - 172 veterans[edit]

Australia (4 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Abraham, Eric Kingsley Sapper, 5th Signals Co, Australian Imperial Force 20 Apr 1898 20 Mar 2003 (104) Enlisted 1915 aged 17. Served at Villers-Bretonneux, Morlancourt, Amiens and Peronne.[3]
Dunford, Robert Joseph (Bob) Private, 1st Ammunition Column, Australian Imperial Force 1898 8 May 2003 (104) Non combat. Arrived in France just as Armistice signed. Spent a year cleaning up battlefields.[4]
Folland, Vivian Iceley Private, 12th Brigade, 4th Division, Australian Imperial Force 1898 13 May 2003 (104) Fought on the Western Front 1918. Also a World War II veteran.[5]
MacDonald, Frank Private, 40th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force 26 Jun 1896 23 Aug 2003 (107) Enlisted 1916. Fought at Morlancourt. Awarded the Military Medal. Also a World War II veteran.[6]

Austria-Hungary/Czechoslovakia (2 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Vocásek, Alois 13 Apr 1896 9 Aug 2003 (107) Ethnic Czech and Czech Republic's oldest man at his death. Deserted the Austria-Hungarian army to fight for the Czech Legion for independence. Last survivor of the Battle of Zborov, Ukraine 1917.[7]
Novy, Ernst Elias 16 Nov 1897 13 May 2003 (105) Died in Germany

Barbados (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Blackman, George Private, 4th British West Indies Regt. 1898 Mar 2003 (105) Enlisted 1914. Fought on the Western Front and in Italy where he loaded supplies.[1]WO372/2[8][9]

Belgium (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Vuylsteke-Spruyt, Marie-Marthe 22 Dec 1895 18 Jun 2003 (107) A nurse in the Belgian Army. Last Belgian female veteran.

Canada (11 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Baldwin, Iden Herbert Lance Corporal, 28th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force Nov 1897 31 Jan 2003 (105) Enlisted 1915. Fought at Vimy Ridge. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.[10]
Botterell, Henry John Lawrence Flight Lieutenant, 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force 7 Nov 1896 3 Jan 2003 (106) Last surviving RNAS pilot, having enlisted in that body in 1916. Flew patrols and dogfights over France. See entry.
Gard, John 44th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 2 Nov 1894 14 Jul 2003 (108) Born in England. Enlisted 1916, served in France.[2] [11][3]
Lewis, Harold Private, 8th Field Engineers, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1901 Dec 2003 (102) Enlisted aged 16. Fought at Ypres and Passchendaele where he was wounded, his real age discovered and discharged.[12]
Lewis, Gerald Myer (Jerry) Private, Motor Transport Unit, Canadian Expeditionary Force 2 Jul 1899 15 Oct 2003 (104) Non combat. Served in England as an army lorry driver. Served in World War II as an aviation storekeeper for the US Navy. Died USA.[13]
Manson, Arthur Bennett Gunner, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery 5 Mar 1899 4 Jan 2003 (103) Enlisted aged 17. Served behind the line on the Western Front tending the horses that pulled the artillery pieces.[14]
Martin, Cyril Private, Canadian Field Railway, Canadian Expeditionary Force 18 Feb 1900 2003 (102) Born in England. Enlisted aged 15 as a boy bugler and served on the Western Front as a runner. Later a minister and served in World War II as an army chaplain.[15][16]
Powell, Francis Clement 24 Nov 1897 3 Jan 2003 (105) Enlisted April 1918.[4][5]
Radford, Harold Edwin Private, Nova Scotia Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force 22 Jul 1897 7 Nov 2003 (106) Non combat. Enlisted 1918 but still in training when war ended. Posted to Vladivostok as a peacekeeper in the Russian Civil War 1918-1919.[17]
Reaper, Charles Private, 39th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force 27 Jul 1899 1 Mar 2003 (103) Born in Scotland, emigrated to Canada 1915, enlisted 1916. Fought at Passchendaele and believed to be the last survivor of Vimy Ridge: some information
Thompson, Archie (Clearstack) Sapper, Canadian Expeditionary Force 30 Nov 1895 2 Sep 2003 (107) Born in Ireland. Non combat, served in England on secondment to the Royal Engineers.[18]

France (38 veterans)[edit]

See also Joseph Gillman under Germany.

Name Born Died Notes
Audin, Gabriel 31 May 1897 15 Feb 2003 (105) [6]
Barthe, Louis 11 Apr 1898 3 Jun 2003 (105) [6]
Bois, Léon 1 Jan 1897 7 Feb 2003 (106) [6]
Bourgeois, Maurice 27 Nov 1896 2 Jan 2003 (106) Last surviving French army officer of World War I. Fought with the 46e RI Front d’Argonne at Verdun (wounded), Chemin des Dames and Aisne. Taken prisoner by the Germans. Remained in army and reached the rank of General.[6]
Cahé, Pierre 26 Jun 1899 17 May 2003 (103) [6]
Cahen, Roger 2 Dec 1896 6 Jul 2003 (106) [6]
Charnoudie, Jean-Paul 1900 29 Jul 2003 (103) [6]
Cornu, Henri 30 Apr 1896 25 March 2003 (106) [6]
Danno, François 24 Oct 1898 26 Oct 2003 (105) [6]
Dervout, Yves 25 Sep 1896 17 Jan 2003 (106) [6]
Douldat, Louis Alexis 19 Aug 1896 18 Aug 2003 (106) [6]
Douriaux, Maurice 16 Dec 1898 20 Apr 2003 (104) Conscripted 1917. Fought at the 2nd Battle of the Marne. Later a military doctor.[6]
Dumoussaud, Adrien 15 Oct 1897 12 May 2003 (105) [6]
Estratat, Marius 27 Sep 1897 23 Dec 2003 (106) [6]
Fischer, Paul 14 Feb 1898 14 Sep 2003 (105) Conscripted 1917. Wounded in Flanders 1918. Awarded the Croix de Guerre. Later a distinguished palaeontologist. Died Australia.[6]
Gérard, Jean Léopold 16 Oct 1898 13 March 2003 (104) Served with the 105e RI.[6]
Jambon, Henri Ulysse 13 Jan 1898 3 March 2003 (105) Served as a medical orderly until he was gassed and invalided out of the war.[6]
Jarrot, Pierre François Joseph 30 Apr 1896 3 Jul 2003 (107) [6]
Jones, André 30 Aug 1899 16 Aug 2003 (103) Conscripted 1918 and served with the 21e RI and 3e RI Coloniale.[6]
Lacombe, Germain 9 Apr 1898 4 Sep 2003 (105) [6]
Laurent, Henri 28 May 1899 30 Jul 2003 (104) [6]
Madet, Maurice Joanny 28 Oct 1898 8 Jul 2003 (104) Served with the 131e RI.[6]
Méoux, Omer 31 Jan 1899 21 Feb 2003 (104) Conscripted 1918. Served in briefly on the Western Front and as a peacekeeper in the Russian Civil War.[6]
Monbey, André 14 Oct 1899 12 Feb 2003 (103) [6]
Monnera, Henri 15 Aug 1896 23 Apr 2003 (106) Fought at Verdun.[6]
Ortega, Emile 17 May 1898 2 Jun 2003 (105) [6]
Pairon, Maurice 29 Dec 1898 3 Dec 2003 (104) Conscripted 1917, serving with the 149e RI d’Epinal.[6]
Parrot, Joseph 13 Apr 1896 3 Jul 2003 (107) [6]
Piry, Jean 5 Jan 1896 Mar 2003 (107) Born Hong Kong of a French father and Chinese mother. Fought in the Russian Civil War. Died Canada.[19]
Porcherot, Emile 17 Jan 1897 15 Feb 2003 (106) Conscripted 1916. Served on the Somme with the 106e RI. Wounded twice. Awarded the Croix de Guerre.[6]
Pras, André 26 Dec 1898 23 Jan 2003 (104) [6]
Puiservert, Jacques 17 Dec 1898 17 Nov 2003 (104) [6]
Renaud, Gabriel 14 March 1898 19 Jun 2003 (105) [6]
Rousseau, René 17 March 1899 1 May 2003 (104) [6]
Schmitz, Louis 6 Sep 1898 18 Feb 2003 (104) Conscripted 1918 and served as an engineer in the 1e and 9e Régiments de Génie.[6]
Seigneuray, André 4 Sep 1898 3 Jan 2003 (104) [6]
Tachy, Jean 22 Sep 1898 16 May 2003 (104) [6]
Vernay, Joseph 3 Nov 1899 Jan 2003 (103) [6]

Germany (10 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Andersen, Kurt 2 Oct 1898 9 Jan 2003 (104) General in WWII, and holder of the Knight's Cross: Georg Heinrich Andersen
Baumgarten, Franz 25 Jan 1895 23 Mar 2003 (108) Held as a POW in France until 1920; also World War II Veteran.[7]
Gehling, Rudolf 17 Oct 1896 21 Oct 2003 (107) Enlisted 1917, fought at Verdun; also World War II Veteran.[8]
Gillmann, Joseph 2 Feb 1895 23 Nov 2003 (108) Born in Alsace-Lorraine. Conscripted into the German army. Died in France.[6]
Kling, Karl 1 Dec 1897 Mar 2003 (105) Taken prisoner by the British.
Ost, Kurt 26 Jan 1897 29 Mar 2003 (106) Fought in France.
Reimann, Wilhelm 15 Nov 1896 16 Dec 2003 (107) [20]
Schlag, Otto 6 Jan 1897 12 Sep 2003 (106) Fought in France - amongst others Reims and Verdun.[6][21]
Siefert, Jakob 8 Feb 1895 22 Jun 2003 (108) [22]
von Hippel, Arthur Robert 19 Nov 1898 31 Dec 2003 (105) Later a renowned molecular engineer and co-developer of radar. Died USA.[23]

Italy (5 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Frau, Giovanni 29 Dec 1890 19 Jun 2003 (112) [24]
Gallo, Michele 11 May 1896 29 December 2003 (107)
Marcucci, Attilio (Leo) 17 Feb 1899 17 Jul 2003 (104) Served 1916-1919. Died USA.[25]
Strauss, Victor E. 3 Jun 1898 11 Sep 2003 (105) Born in Uruguay, died USA. A German POW for the last 15 months of the war.[26]
Laino, Giovanni 26 Dec 1899 May 2003 (103) [27]
Pagano, Giuseppe 2 Sept 1898 July 2003 (105) Italian Navy from Isla Ponza, 1917 transferred to Marines - Knight of Vittorio Venito.

New Zealand (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Williams, Bright Ernest Private, New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade 27 Feb 1897 13 Feb 2003 (105) Last New Zealand veteran. Enlisted in 1916 and served as a messenger. Fought at Messines and Ypres where he was wounded.[28]

Poland (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Salecki, Jozef Marek 1902 January 26, 2003 (100) [29]
Wadas, Jan 1899 February 5, 2003 (103) Last veteran of the Silesian Uprisings

Portugal (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Ladeira, José Luis 6 Oct 1895 5 May 2003 (107) Last Portuguese veteran.[9]

Puerto Rico (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Castro-Roldan, Reyes 16 Jan 1896 15 Dec 2003 (107) Private, US Army.[10]

Russia (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Leniec, Ludwik 25 Aug 1896 2003 (106) Ethnic Pole conscripted into the Russian army: [30] [31] [32]

Thailand (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Sangrungruang, Yod 1897 9 Oct 2003 (106) Last of the 1,284 members of the Royal Siam Expeditionary Force who fought in World War I. Served for 15 months in France as an air mechanic.[33][34]

Turkey (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Zorlu, Huseyin 1899 24 Sep 2003 (104) Enlisted 1918. Also fought in the Turkish war of independence.[35][36]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (34 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Austin, Harold Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 12 Aug 1900 Jul 2003 (102) [11]ADM 337/1-108[37]
Bailey, Henry Thomas Edwin Private, Royal Marine Artillery 29 Sep 1900 Jul 2003 (102) Non combat. Enlisted 1st Nov 1918 and still in training.[12]ADM 159[38]
Bishop, Roderick John Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1 Sep 1900 Mar 2003 (102) [11]ADM 337/1-108[39]
Brown, Walter James Private, Army 1 Apr 1901 Apr 2003 (102) Non-combat. Enlisted underage and based in London loading horses and mules for shipping to the Western Front.[13][40]
Clifford, Arthur Richard Pele Private, 11th (Lambeth) Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 9 Feb 1899 Feb 2003 (103) Served in France as an infantryman, and then as an actor in concert parties.[1]WO372/4[41]
Cockell, Charles William 9 Dec 1901 Jan 2003 (101) Non combat.[42][43]
Collins, John Walter J Private, Machine Gun Corps 17 Oct 1898 Jan 2003 (104) Enlisted underage. Fought on the Somme and at Arras, survived being gassed.[1]WO372/4[44]
Cranfield, Margaret Jane Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps 21 Jan 1897 Sep 2003 (106) [14][45]
Davies, William Bernard Private, South Wales Borderers & King’s Shropshire Light Infantry 23 Mar 1900 Apr 2003 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the South Wales Borderers & King’s Shropshire Light Infantry regiments.[14][46]
Davis, John Edward (Jack) Private, 6th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1 Mar 1895 20 Jul 2003 (108) Enlisted in 1914. Fought at Ypres.[47][48]
Eldridge, George Frederick Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry 22 Jul 1899 Sep 2003 (104) Served aboard HMS Campania, a supply ship carrying spotter planes in the North Sea.[14][49]
Gibbs, Alexander Henry Steward, Royal Navy 16 Aug 1898 Oct 2003 (105) Enlisted 1915.[15]ADM 188/1001[50]
Golder, Richard Private, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 26 Mar 1899 Jan 2003 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the Royal West Kent Regiment. Enlisted in 1916. Fought at Lens and Lille. Wounded in action.[1]WO372/8[51]
Gutteridge, Richard Private, Army 21 Feb 1900 Apr 2003 (103) [1]WO372/8[52]
Haynes, Frank Charles Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy 26 Sep 1899 Oct 2003 (104) Enlisted 1917.[15]ADM 188/800[53]
Humphrys, Walter Private, 1/15th (County of London) London Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles) 5 Sep 1897 16 Apr 2003 (105) Last Welsh veteran. Served as a stretcher bearer at Messines and as a Lewis gunner. A POW for the last 8 months of the war.[1]WO372/10[54][55]
Ivers, Frank William Boy 2nd Class, Royal Navy 21 Mar 1902 Apr 2003 (101) Served in the Mediterranean and off northern Russia. Survived the sinking of his ship.[14][56]
Leach, Walter John Private, 52nd (Graduated) Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 16 Jun 1900 1 Dec 2003 (103) Non combat. Enlisted in December 1917 but never posted overseas.[57][58]
Leonard, George Conrad 2nd Lieutenant, Middlesex Regiment 10 Oct 1898 19 Apr 2003 (104) Last known Great War veteran of the Middlesex Regiment. Later a well-known pianist and composer. See entry.[59]
Malivoire, Albert George Private, North Staffordshire Regiment & Royal Guernsey Light Infantry 23 Jul 1898 15 Jan 2003 (104) Last known Great War veteran of the North Staffordshire Regiment and Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. Conscripted in 1917. Fought at Ypres and Passchendaele.[14][60][61]
Morgan, Walter Thomas James Stoker, Royal Navy 5 Oct 1900 10 Feb 2003 (102) Non combat. Enlisted 1918 and served at HMS President research facility. Later a renowned biochemist.[15]ADM 188/646[62]
Morley, Robert Francis Royal Naval Air Service 3 Nov 1900 Jul 2003 (102) Enlisted 1917.[15]ADM 188/636[63]
Nind, Frederick Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 29 Jul 1900 Oct 2003 (103) Last known surviving veteran of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.[11]ADM 337/1-108[64]
Nobbs, William Henry Private, Machine Gun Corps 5 Oct 1897 Sep 2003 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Machine Gun Corps. Conscripted in 1917. Fought on the Somme and at Passchendaele. Invalided home in 1918.[1]WO372/14[65]
Polkinghorn, Henry Gunner, Royal Field Artillery 4 Dec 1898 Apr 2003 (104) [1]WO372/16[66]
Porteous, Norman Walker 2nd Lieutenant, 13th Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 9 Sep 1898 3 Sep 2003 (104) Last surviving British army officer to see combat. Last known Great War veteran of the Royal Scots. Later an eminent Old Testament scholar. See entry.
Sharpe, Harold Borman Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) 30 Mar 1900 Jan 2003 (102) Last known Great War combat veteran of the Sherwood Foresters. Served as a medical orderly on the Western Front.[67][68]
Thomson, Douglas Charles "Tommy" Private, 2nd Honourable Artillery Company & Royal Sussex Regiment 25 Jun 1898 11 Aug 2003 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Honourable Artillery Company. Remained in the army and reached the rank of Lt Colonel. Also served in World War II.[69][70]
Warner, John Patrick (Jack) Merchant Navy 29 Mar 1900 28 Jan 2003 (102) Also a World War II veteran.[71][72]
Weatherston, Jose Rafael Martin Douglas (Douglas) Sergeant, British Latin American Volunteers 11 Nov 1897 14 Nov 2003 (106) Last known Great War veteran of the BLAV. Born Mexico, died USA. Non-combat, served in Canada 1918. In training as an RAF pilot when war ended.[73]
Winfield, Frank Boy Bandsman, Lincolnshire Regiment 10 Oct 1901 Nov 2003 (102) Last known Great War veteran of the Lincolnshire Regiment. Joined up as a drummer aged 14. Served as a stretcher bearer on the Western Front.[74][75]
Wood, Robert Buller Private, Army 12 Jul 1900 May 2003 (102) Non-combat. Served in Ireland.[13][76]
Woolis, Benjamin Able Seaman, Royal Navy 13 Jun 1898 16 Dec 2003 (105) Served on HMS Royal Oak.[15]ADM 339/1[77][78]
Young, Sidney Francis Private, King's Royal Rifle Corps 4 Sep 1899 Aug 2003 (103) [1]WO372/16[79]

Remark: a further 45 men old enough to have served in World War I died in England & Wales in 2003. Their veteran status is not yet confirmed. Scottish and Irish records are not checked either.

United States (58 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Abram, Henry 5 Jan 1896 7 Dec 2003 (107) (Alabama) Served in France.[80]
Anthony, Floyd 17 Oct 1895 9 Mar 2003 (107) (Indiana) Corporal, US Army.[10]
Balan, Leoncio 15 Feb 1899 10 Apr 2003 (104) (Hawaii)[81][82]
Bennett, Jasper (Jack) 3 Jan 1893 7 May 2003 (110) (Georgia) Seaman 1st Class, US Navy, 1917-1919. Stationed in Ireland, he repaired US Air Corps aircraft.[83]
Bertholf, Lloyd M. 15 Dec 1899 20 Jan 2003 (103) (Illinois) Non combat. Served with the coastal artillery at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Later a renowned biologist.[84][85]
Boyd, Dewey 17 Feb 1899 24 Mar 2003 (104) (Wisconsin) Also served in World War II.[86][87]
Brown, William Daniel 23 Aug 1894 12 Oct 2003 (109) (Nevada) Seconded to a French infantry unit with other black soldiers as US army still segregated. Repaired barbed wire defences on the front line of the Western Front 1918.[88]
Burau, Harry T. 3 Dec 1899 14 Jun 2003 (103) (Minnesota) Non combat. Still in training when war ended.[89]
Carr, Leroy 28 Nov 1899 18 Apr 2003 (103) (Texas) Private, US Army. Enlisted April 1918.[10]
Cohen, Irving M. 11 Nov 1899 13 Dec 2003 (104) (Colorado) Private, US Army. Enlisted March 1918.[10]
Cole, Willie 23 Sep 1897 2 Mar 2003 (105) (New Jersey) Served in France.[16][90]
Colon Francisco 20 Jan 1895 21 May 2003 (108) (New York) Private, US Army. Enlisted July 1918.[10]
Cook, Charley Newton 28 May 1896 20 Dec 2003 (107) (Alabama) Served in the US Navy on a cruiser escorting troop ships to France.[91]
Coolbaugh, Stanley W. 11 Aug 1898 21 Jan 2003 (104) (Virginia) Last known veteran from Virginia to have served overseas.[16][92]
Crain, Donald Frank 6 March 1898 16 Feb 2003 (104) Served as an air mechanic with the Army Signal Corps in England.[93]
Crooks, William R. 4 Aug 1893 15 Feb 2003 (109) (Ohio) Non combat. Still in training as an air force pilot at the Armistice.[94]
Crowther, Albert B. 10 Sep 1898 16 Apr 2003 (104) (Texas) Served in France.[16][95]
Dabney, Virgil C. 2 Dec 1899 28 Sep 2003 (103) (Texas) Non combat. Conscripted into the US Army from the Corps of Cadets, September 1918.[96][97]
Dandos, Peter N. 7 Jan 1896 14 Mar 2003 (107) (Wisconsin) Born Petros Dandulakos in Crete. Served in France. Last known Greek-born World War I veteran.[16][98]
Davis, Leon P. 6 Jul 1896 11 Apr 2003 (106) (Vermont) Last known veteran from Vermont to have served overseas.[16][99]
Del Vecchia, Vincent J. 6 Feb 1900 19 Mar 2003 (103) (New York) Private, US Army. Enlisted October 1918 and still in training when the war ended.[10]
Deming, Floyd 5 May 1894 31 Oct 2003 (109) (Illinois) Non combat. Enlisted June 1918 and served Stateside with 214th Infantry, K Company, US Army.[100]
Edmisten, Jesse N. 16 Jan 1894 17 Jan 2003 (109) (Nebraska) Won the Legion of Merit by wiping out a machine gun nest at Château Thierry in 1918 and diving on an exploding shell.[101][102]
Farmer, Charles A. 21 Jan 1896 8 Mar 2003 (107) (Missouri) Served in France.[16][103]
Gamble, Edward Beeler 30 Nov 1899 1 Aug 2003 (103) (Arizona) Enlisted in US Navy 1918 and trained as a wireless operator. Also served in World War II, reaching the rank of Commander.[104][105]
Garrison, Will J. 10 May 1898 17 Apr 2003 (104) (Colorado) Last known veteran from Colorado to have served overseas.[16][106]
Goodman, Louis 18 Jan 1897 16 Sep 2003 (106) Born Ukraine, emigrated to the USA as a child. Served as a medical orderly in France.[107]
Goss, Frank Alden 13 Apr 1898 11 Aug 2003 (105) (Oklahoma) US Army.[10]
Grimes, George D. 19 Jan 1897 28 Mar 2003 (106) (Pennsylvania) Last known veteran from Pennsylvania to have served overseas.[16][108]
Gunnes, Harold 6 Feb 1899 11 Mar 2003 (104) (Oregon) US Navy, USS Olympia (C-6), attached 339th Division, US Army. Last known veteran of the North Russian Expeditionary Force, Aug 1918 to Jun 1919.[109][110]
Hansen, Lawrence L. 2 Dec 1896 22 Mar 2003 (106) (Illinois) Private, US Army.[10]
Hayden, Basil E. 19 May 1899 9 Jan 2003 (103) (Kentucky) Non combat. Served Stateside only.[111]
Hodges, Robert 18 Jun 1897 10 Nov 2003 (106) (North Carolina) Non combat. Enlisted 1917. Served with A Co., 702nd Stevedore Battalion unloading supplies for American troops in France after the Armistice. [112][113]
Hoodenpyle, Henry Earl (Early) 26 Feb 1894 24 Jul 2003 (109) (Tennessee) Served Stateside as a wagon master.[114]
Huber, Elmer 6 Sep 1897 14 Aug 2003 (105) (Ohio) In France from September 1918 planning and building a base hospital. Last known veteran from Ohio to have served overseas.[16][115][116]
Hurley, Thomas 28 Apr 1899 2 Jun 2003 (104) (Missouri) Served in France.[16][117]
Imburgia, Basilio 18 Jan 1895 8 Feb 2003 (108) (New Jersey) Born in Italy. Fought and wounded in the Argonne offensive.[16][118][119]
Kennedy, Daniel O' Madigan 5 Mar 1900 7 Mar 2003 (103) (Missouri) Served in France. Also a World War I1 veteran.[16][120][121]
Kogut, Andrew T. 26 Nov 1901 3 Dec 2003 (102) Non combat. Enlisted aged 16 and spent the war patrolling the Texas border.[122]
Kuchera, Victor Milo 5 Jun 1900 1 Jan 2003 (102) (Minnesota) Seaman 2nd Class, US Navy.[10]
Leroy, Wade Hubert 14 Mar 1899 24 Apr 2003 (104) (Washington) Served in France with Battery E, 65th Artillery Coast Artillery Corps from August 1917.[16][123][124]
Liddell, Willie C. 1 Nov 1897 24 Nov 2003 (106) (Oklahoma) Chased Poncho Villa along the Mexican border as a National Guardsman. Later served in France and is the known veteran from Oklahoma to have served overseas.[16][125][126]
Perkins, Lucius J. 11 Mar 1897 27 Jul 2003 (106) (California) Served in France.[16][127]
Pogue, Lloyd Welch 21 Oct 1899 10 May 2003 (103) (Washington DC) Last known Washington DC veteran. Non-combat, enlisted in US Student Army Training Corps. [128][129]
Rembert, John 14 Jun 1894 6 Dec 2003 (109) (California) Private, US Army. Enlisted September 1918 and still in training when the war ended.[10]
Ross, Albert 11 Oct 1901 30 Apr 2003 (101)
Schalla, John 3 Mar 1897 8 May 2003 (106) (Wisconsin)[130]
Schulze, Raymond C. R. 8 Aug 1900 17 Nov 2003 (103) (New Jersey) US Army.[10]
Sherman, John S. 26 Aug 1900 1 Dec 2003 (103) (Pennsylvania) Served in France.[16][131]
Small, Andrew 26 Dec 1891 31 Jan 2003 (111) (Wisconsin) Non-combat. Served Stateside.[132][133]
Smithson, Lawrence L. 16 Oct 1896 25 Jan 2003 (106) (Missouri) Private, US Army.[10]
Stocker, William 18 Mar 1896 29 Jan 2003 (106) (New Jersey) Served in France.[16][134]
Sunderman, Frederick William 23 Oct 1898 9 Mar 2003 (104) (Pennsylvania) Non-combat. Later a renowned pathologist and musician.[135]
Thomas, Joseph Edgar 10 Feb 1898 30 Dec 2003 (105) (Florida) US Navy.[10]
Vanmeter, Jerome R. 15 Aug 1900 23 Apr 2003 (102) (West Virginia) Non combat. Still in training when the war ended.[136]
Werry, Ellwood Roberts 13 Jul 1899 15 Aug 2003 (104) (Idaho) Non-combat. Assigned to the US Army Specialized Training Command.[137]
Woolsey, Emory J. 7 Aug 1900 7 Nov 2003 (103) (New Jersey) US Navy. Also a World War II veteran.[10]
Yattaw, Walter M. 4 Apr 1898 8 Feb 2003 (104) (Vermont)

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
Ilves, Eduard-Aleksander 29 Jan 1899 29 Apr 2003 (104) Fought in the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920.[138][139][140]

Puerto Rico (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Gerena-Rivera, Francisco 9 Sep 1898 16 Dec 2003 (105) Private, US Army. Enlisted November 1919.[10]

United States (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Fowler, Gary James 5 Nov 1899 26 Dec 2003 (104) (California) US Navy. Enlisted March 1919. Also served in World War II in the rank of Lieutenant.[10]

Totals - 175 veterans[edit]

  • Verified veterans - 172
  • World War I-Era veterans - 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Münchner Merkur", October 18, 2002
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  14. ^ a b c d e Evans, Michael; Arthur, Max (1998-11-07), "80 Years On: The Day of a Lifetime; 1914-1918: The Last Survivors", The Times 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1908 - 1923". The National Archive. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Legion of Honor Recipients, Embassy of France in the United States of America, February 16, 2001, archived from the original on August 14, 2007 

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