List of veterans of World War I who died in 2004

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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 2004.

Veterans by country of service - 167 veterans[edit]

Australia (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Caux, Marcel Jacques 20th (New South Wales) Battalion. 2nd Division, Australian Imperial Force 1 Mar 1899 22 Aug 2004 (105) Enlisted 1915. Last survivor of the Battle of Pozières. Also fought on the Somme and at Amiens. Wounded three times. See entry.
Smout, Edward David 'Ted' Sergeant, Medical Corps, Australian Imperial Force 4 Jan 1898 22 Jun 2004 (106) Enlisted 1916. Served at Armentières, Messines, Ypres and Amiens.[3]

Belgium (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Barbary, Cyrillus-Camillus (Cyriel) 2e Linieregiment 4 Aug 1899 16 Sep 2004 (105) Last Belgian veteran. Served on the Western Front for the last few weeks of the war. Died in the USA.[4]
Brichard, Emile 4eme Corps Médical 20 Dec 1899 8 Jul 2004 (104) Enlisted 1915. Served on the Western Front as a medical orderly.[5]

Canada (2 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Holliday, Clifford Private, 43rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, Canadian Expeditionary Force 27 Sep 1898 4 May 2004 (105) Enlisted 1914 as a boy bugler, but fought on the Western Front. Wounded twice. Died in the USA.[6]
Métivier, Paul Antonio Private, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Expeditionary Force 6 Jul 1900 22 Dec 2004 (104) Enlisted aged 16. Transported shells to artillery batteries on mules. Discharged when his real age was discovered.[7]

France (27 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Anténor, Adrien Joseph 4 Mar 1897 27 Jun 2004 (107) [1]
Boisard, Emile 1 Aug 1898 4 Feb 2004 (105) [1]
Cabrol, Louis 14 May 1899 5 Nov 2004 (105) Enlisted in 1917. Served with the 9e and 271e RAC.[1]
Chappot de la Chanonie, Henri 9 Dec 1899 19 Jan 2004 (104) [1]
Chevance, Ernest 7 Nov 1897 3 Nov 2004 (106) [1]
Durieux, Charles 29 Mar 1899 5 Feb 2004 (104) [1]
Delhay, Emile 29 Nov 1899 10 Jul 2004 (104) Conscripted 1918. Served as an engineer.[1]
Falière, Théophile André 9 Dec 1899 19 Jan 2004 (104) Served as a stretcher bearer.[1]
Fournet, Lucien 24 Jul 1900 13 Sep 2004 (104) Enlisted 1918. Served with the 8e Régiment de Chasseurs à Cheval d'Orléans.[1]
Geraud, Pierre 31 Mar 1898 4 Jan 2004 (105) [1]
Guillot, Gérard Louis 20 Jan 1899 4 May 2004 (105) Conscripted 1918.[1]
Guilloteau, Joseph Maurice André 20 Sep 1897 25 Nov 2004 (107) Fought with the 77e RI de Cholet at Vosges, Mirecourt, Argonne, the Marne and Verdun. Invalided out of the war after being gassed.[1]
Lécaille, René 14 Mar 1899 4 Dec 2004 (105) Conscripted 1918. Served with the 62e RI.[1]
Lenoir, Georges 28 Jul 1898 9 Apr 2004 (105) [1]
Meserey, Marcel-Lucien 24 Oct 1899 11 Feb 2004 (104) Conscripted 1917. Served at Chemin des Dames.[1]
Mommessin, Henri 16 Feb 1899 12 May 2004 (105) Officer cadet with the 84e RA de Lyon.[1]
Mondoloni, Joseph 12 Jan 1897 14 Oct 2004 (107) Last Corsican veteran. Fought with an alpine regiment at Verdun and Chemin des Dames.[1]
Pancher, Maurice Gabriel 10 Jun 1898 15 Mar 2004 (105) Conscripted 1917. Fought with the 154e RI on the Somme. A German prisoner for the last three weeks of the war.[1]
Pannetier, Louis 2 Aug 1899 14 Mar 2004 (104) Conscripted 1917. Served with the 30e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins.[1]
Rault, Joseph 3 Sep 1901 2004 (102) [1]
Rosan, Ramire 14 Apr 1895 24 May 2004 (109) Last veteran from Guadeloupe. Conscripted 1915. Fought on the Somme with the 23e RIC where he was gassed.[1]
Ruby, Adrien Auge Théophile 29 Sep 1896 6 Sep 2004 (107) Conscripted 1915. Fought on the Western Front with the 9ème Régiment des Tirailleurs d'Algérie.[1]
Savonnet, Marcel 22 Mar 1898 1 Nov 2004 (106) Fought with the 4e RA at Verdun and Villers-Cotterêts. Also served in Syria.[1]
Thibaut, Albert Félix Antoine 29 May 1897 31 May 2004 (107) Fought with the 53e and 267e RI at Chemin des Dames and Bois des Caures where he lost a leg.[1]
Tissier, Marcel 3 Apr 1899 1 Mar 2004 (104) Enlisted 1918.[1]
Ulmann, Georges 23 Nov 1896 3 Jan 2004 (107) [1]
Valognes, Henri 8 Dec 1899 24 Jan 2004 (104) Conscripted 1918. Served with the 106e and 154e RI.[1]

Germany (8 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Buresch, Josef 4 Dec 1899 16 Oct 2004 (104) Served as a cadet. Taken prisoner by the Italians.[8]
Gmerek, Andrzej 23 Nov 1900 7 Apr 2004 (103) Ethnic Pole conscripted into the German army, but discharged after contracting diphtheria. Also fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War.[9][10]
Klaczyński, Czesław 1901 10 May 2004 (103) Ethnic Pole who served in the German army.[11]
Göbl, Anton 26 May 1898 5 Dec 2004 (106) Fought at Ypres. Also a World War II veteran. Infantry.[1]
Grochowina, Sylwester 31 Dec 1901 7 Jan 2004 (102) Ethnic Pole who served in the German army.[12]
Siemon, Konrad 7 May 1897 24 Oct 2004 (107) [1]
Wagner, Arno 4 Jun 1894 22 Dec 2004 (110) Served as a funker, or artillery observer, high above the Battle of Verdun in a balloon.[13]
Wiederanders, Rudolf 15 Dec 1898 12 Dec 2004 (105) Infantry.[14]

Italy (44 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Amadei, Domenico 15 Jan 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Bacciu, Giuseppe 16 Oct 1899 2004 (104-105) [2][15]
Barbero, Luigi 12 Apr 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Barghini, Anchise 7 Jun 1895 6 Jan 2004 (108) [16]
Bonaccini, Orazio 11 Aug 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Borroni, Delfino 23 Sep 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Bourlot, Luigi 27 Feb 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Buttignoni, Giovanni 28 Jun 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Caponi, Florio 28 Jul 1899 5 Dec 2004 (105)
Casarola, Cataldo 10 May 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Celli, Tosello 13 Jan 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Crocetti, Ascanio 20 Jan 1900 2004 (103-104) [2]
Del Bianco, Vincenzo 28 May 1900 2004 (103-104) [2]
Digiannantonio, Andrea 25 Sep 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Dimasi, Salvatore 2 Feb 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Di Rocco, Giuseppe 7 Feb 1899 2 Jul 2004 (105) Fought for Italy, died in the USA.
Disastri, Luigi 14 Jun 1900 7 Dec 2004 (104) Served as a military labourer.[17]
Donna, Giuseppe 12 Nov 1897 9 June 2004 (106) [2][3]
Fantasia, Angelo 15 Mar 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Ferragamo, Alfonso 25 Aug 1898 5 May 2004 (105) Fought for Italy, died in the USA.
Frasconi, Pasquale 12 Nov 1893 16 Mar 2004 (110)
Gazzillo, Sergio 19 Apr 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Granata, Antonio 13 Jul 1896 16 March 2004 (107) [2]
Latilla, Domenico 4 Jul 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Lucci, Michele 5 Mar 1896 9 Mar 2004 (108) Fought in an Alpine Regiment.[2]
Mele, Giovanni 7 Sep 1900 19 Dec 2004 (104)
Molinaro, Paolo Rosario 3 Oct 1898 2004 (105-106) Fought in an Alpine Regiment.[2]
Mortola, Francesco 11 Mar 1900 2004 (103-104) [2]
Orlando, Giacomo 1 Oct 1897 2004 (106-107) [2]
Paggi, Giulio 30 April 1896 31 March 2004 (107) [18]
Pagliuso, Pompilio 4 Jan 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Pratesi, Michele 7 Aug 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Ranzini, Louis 31 Jul 1899 20 Mar 2004 (104) Died in the USA.[19]
Raugei, Urbano 15 Mar 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Rossetti, Giovanni 30 Aug 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Roveda, Emilio 20 Aug 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Sangermano, Antonio 11 Aug 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Sangiorgio, Guglielmo 26 Sep 1897 Jan 2004 (106)
Saravalle, Ido Georgetto 16 Nov 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Scola, Francesco 11 Mar 1899 2004 (104-105) [2]
Scordamaglia, Raffaele 27 Oct 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Terrando, Giacomo 7 Aug 1894 25 Jun 2004 (109) Fought for Italy, died in the USA.
Vasti, Vito 22 Sep 1898 2004 (105-106) [2]
Vitulli, Sebastiano 27 Jul 1897 Jan 2004 (106) [2]

Poland (5 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Filipowski, Andrzej 1899 4 August 2004 (104-105) Also fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War and World War II.
Kowalkowski, Władysław 12 June 1898 2004 (105-106) Also fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War.[20]
Srzednicki, Zdzisław 1902 23 June 2004 (101-102) Also fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War.[21]
Tworkowski, Czesław 1899 2004 (104-105) Also fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War.
Widajewicz, Mieczysław 1903 15 March 2004 (100-101) Also fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War and World War II.[22]

Russia (3 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Florysiak, Walenty 26 Jan 1898 1 Jan 2004 (105) Ethnic Pole conscripted into the Russian army in 1916. Served with the 2nd Polish Corps in Belarus and on the Romanian Front.[23]
Klovsky, Boris 22 Jan 1896 1 Jun 2004 (108) Believed to be the penultimate Russian-born veteran of the Russian armed forces. Also a World War II veteran. Emigrated to the USA from Ukraine aged 100.[24]
Soliński, Stanisław 11 Feb 1900 6 Dec 2004 (104) Ethnic Pole conscripted into the Russian army.[1]

Serbia (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Radovanović, Aleksa 2 Aug 1899 22 Jun 2004 (104) Believed to be the last surviving Serbian veteran from World War I[4]

Turkey (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Akbulut, Hamza c.1898 21 Oct 2004 (106) Also fought in the Turkish war of independence.[25][26]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (28 veterans)[edit]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Bacon, Bessie Royal Flying Corps 20 Jun 1899 Feb 2004 (104) Non combat. Based at RAF Uxbridge, Middlesex.[5][27]
Barraclough, Arthur Private, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 4 Jan 1898 30 Aug 2004 (106) Fought at Ypres, Arras and Cambrai, and wounded three times.[28][29]
Burnett, William (Bill) Private, Welsh Regiment & Sapper, Royal Engineers 17 Jan 1897 Jul 2004 (107) Last known Great War veteran of the Welsh Regiment. Born Aberdeen, Scotland, died Australia. Australia’s oldest man at his death.[30]
Charles, George Ogilvie Private, 7th Durham Light Infantry 2 Oct 1899 10 Dec 2004 (105) Served in France 1918.[31][32]
Dye, Albert Edward Driver, 52nd Army Service Corps & Royal Field Artillery 1 Oct 1896 7 Sep 2004 (107) Enlisted in 1915. Served in Egypt and the last survivor of the Middle East campaigns.[33][34]
Fancourt, Henry Lockhart St John Midshipman, Royal Navy 1 Apr 1900 8 Jan 2004 (103) Served on HMS Princess Royal. Won the DSO in World War II. See entry.[35][36]
Guilbert, William Thomas Boy Apprentice, Royal Flying Corps 9 Oct 1903 Apr 2004 (100) Non combat. Boy apprentice based at Netheravon.[37][38]
Halestrap, Arthur Sapper, Royal Engineers 8 Sep 1898 1 Apr 2004 (105) Last known Great War combat veteran of the Royal Engineers. Walked the decks of ‘The Titanic’ before she sailed. Also survived the Spanish flu. See entry.
Hamm, Edward Percy Private, Royal Marines Light Infantry 26 Feb 1899 Feb 2004 (104) Last surviving Royal Marine. Also a World War II veteran.[39][40]
Hankinson, Jasper Cecil Fullarton Private, Worcestershire Yeomanry & 14th (County of London) London Regiment (London Scottish) 16 Jun 1896 5 Jan 2004 (107) Last known Great War combat veteran of the London Regiment. Served on the Western Front, Greece and Palestine. Present at the British Army's last-ever cavalry charge in 1917.[41][42]
Hart, John Charles (Jonas) Private, Essex Regiment 10 Nov 1900 22 Oct 2004 (103) Last known Great War veteran of the Essex Regiment. Born Southend, Essex, died Australia. Enlisted underage, served on the Western Front.[43]
Isaac, Ernest Edward Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy 26 Oct 1900 Jan 2004 (103) Enlisted 1918. Served on HMS Iron Duke.[6]ADM 188/814[44]
Kirk, Thomas Hobson Sub Lieutenant (Surgeon Probationer), Royal Navy 13 Jan 1899 9 Nov 2004 (105) Served as medical officer aboard HMS Lydiard.[45][46]
Lovell, James 'Jim' Lance Corporal, 8th Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment) 10 Feb 1899 27 Jan 2004 (104) Holder of the Military Medal; the last known British veteran decorated for bravery. Last known Great War veteran of the Royal Berkshire Regiment.[47][48]
McEwan, Alfred John Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 30 Sep 1898 29 Jul 2004 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Served on the Western Front.[49][50]
Naylor, Arthur Percival B. Private, Army 19 Oct 1899 5 Nov 2004 (105) [51][52]
Oborne, John Richard Henry (Jack) Private, 4th Devonshire Regiment 11 May 1900 23 Oct 2004 (104) Last known Great War veteran of the Devonshire Regiment. Enlisted underage and served in France.[53][54]
Poppitt, John Sydney Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force 21 Oct 1900 17 Oct 2004 (103) Born Shropshire, died Australia. Non combat, still in training when war ended.[55]
Pritchard, James Malcolm 14th (County of London) London Regiment (London Scottish) 12 Jul 1898 30 Oct 2004 (106)
Rayns, Edward (Ted) Acting Sergeant, Army Service Corps 9 Feb 1899 30 Dec 2004 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Army Service Corps. Enlisted underage. Served as a dispatch rider and present at the three Battles of the Somme.[56][57]
Robinson, Norman Leonard Private, South Nottinghamshire Hussars 14 Dec 1900 13 Jun 2004 (103) Non combat, still in training when war ended.[58][59]
Sorrell, Ernest William Private, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 2 May 1898 Aug 2004 (106) Last known Great War veteran of the East Kent Regiment.[7]WO372/18[60]
Strike, Alice Private, Royal Flying Corps 31 Aug 1896 22 Dec 2004 (108) Born Godalming, Surrey, died Canada. Served as a pay clerk.[61]
Tomkins, Arthur Bellamy Private, Army 24 Jun 1900 7 Jul 2004 (104) Born London, died Republic of Ireland. Non combat, still in training when war ended.[62]
Walker, Henry Francis Private, Devonshire Regiment 7 Apr 1900 Jun 2004 (104) Non combat.[63][64]
Ward, Harry Edward Private, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 13 Mar 1900 Jan 2004 (103) Non combat. Served in Army of Occupation 1918-19.[65][66]
Williams, Albert Private, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 3 Sep 1898 Mar 2004 (105) Enlisted aged 17. Served as a signaller. Fought in the 3rd battle of Ypres.[67][68]
Wilson, Percy Private, Border Regiment & 21st (6th City) Manchester Regiment 14 Aug 1899 15 Oct 2004 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Border Regiment. Served as a Lewis gunner on the Somme.[69][70]

Remark: a further 24 men old enough to have served in World War I died in England & Wales in 2004. Their veteran status is not yet confirmed. Scottish and Irish records are not checked either.

United States (44 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Alexander, Thomas 16 Feb 1895 18 Jul 2004 (109) (Louisiana)
Amble, George Alvin 21 Dec 1895 15 Oct 2004 (108) (Oregon) Private, US Army. Enlisted June 1918.[8]
Beckman, Arnold O. 10 Mar 1900 18 May 2004 (104) (California) Non combat. Served in Marine Corps 1918-1919. Later a chemist, inventor and President of Beckman Instruments Inc.[71]
Beatty, Samuel 13 Nov 1900 13 Jun 2004 (103) (Florida) Seaman 2nd Class, US Navy.[8]
Benton, Robert Hugh 30 Nov 1895 30 Sep 2004 (108) (Washington) Enlisted 1917. Served in France, gassed, but survived.[72]
Britton, Birl 2 Jan 1896 11 Jan 2004 (108) (California) Served in France.[9][73]
De Meis, Frank 9 Sep 1897 18 Feb 2004 (106) (Florida) Born in Italy. Wounded on the Western Front.[9][74][75]
Declet, Aniceto 12 Mar 1898 6 May 2004 (106) (New York) Enlisted July 1916 and served on the Mexican border.[8]
Doan Jr., Joseph (Joe) E. 14 Jan 1895 6 Nov 2004 (109) (Pennsylvania) Sergeant, US Army.[76]
Faight, Forrest W. 27 Oct 1897 11 Nov 2004 (107) (California) Served with Battery C, 143rd Artillery, 40th Armored Division in France 1918. Stationed near Bordeaux, he maintained artillery equipment.[77]
Flowler, Nathan Henry 19 Mar 1900 14 Jul 2004 (104) (Wyoming) US Marine Corps.[8]
Fusselman, Perry D. 9 Sep 1898 6 Oct 2004 (106) (Michigan) Non combat. Awaiting a posting to Europe when the Armistice was declared.[78]
Gable, Addison 21 Dec 1900 27 Oct 2004 (103) (West Virginia) Non combat. Enlisted aged 16, but discharged after ten months service when his parents intervened.[79]
Genter, Carl G. 17 May 1900 27 Feb 2004 (103) (Louisiana)
Geuss, Richard Alexander 21 Sep 1899 14 Apr 2004 (104) (Illinois) US Army, 5th Division.[80][81]
Harrison, Jim 1896 21 Nov 2004 (108)
Hausold, Julius B. 31 Dec 1895 20 Feb 2004 (108) (New Jersey) Fought with the 308th Field Artillery in France where he was wounded.[82]
Hollar, Frank E. 24 Mar 1899 28 Oct 2004 (105) (New Mexico) A cannoneer with Battery D, 244th Field Artillery on the Western Front from July 1918, later a dispatch rider. Remained in the army reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.[9][83][84]
Ingram, Philip G. 25 Jan 1900 27 Jul 2004 (104) (Indiana) US Navy.[8]
Johnson, Dickerson 1 May 1897 5 May 2004 (107) (Georgia) US Army.[8]
Johnson, Marie Odee 23 Jul 1897 25 Sep 2004 (107) (Texas) Non combat. Served as a Yeoman 2nd class in the US Navy, working in a clerical role in Washington DC. See entry.
King, James Wesley 10 Dec 1900 9 Mar 2004 (103) (Missouri) Private, US Army.[8]
Lake, William J. 30 Oct 1895 19 Jun 2004 (108) (Washington) Machine Gun Company, 362nd Infantry, 91st Division. Fought on the Western Front in 1918, seeing action in the Argonne Forest offensive and Belgium.[85]
Lee, Eugene W. (Gene) 24 Mar 1899 25 Mar 2004 (105) (New York) Enlisted 1917. Fought with 5th Marine Regiment in France. Wounded and decorated for bravery.[86]
Lese, Walter 18 Sep 1899 27 Jan 2004 (104) (New York) Non combat. Enlisted 1917, but illness prevented his deployment to France. Served Stateside reaching the rank of sergeant.[87]
Long, Paul E. 12 Oct 1899 23 Nov 2004 (105) (Pennsylvania) Served in the US Army.
Moffitt, Jesse Laurence 6 Mar 1897 8 Feb 2004 (106) (Massachusetts) Fought as an infantryman on the Western Front with the 102nd ifantry of the26th Yankee Division.[88]
Moldenhauer, Ben 14 Jun 1897 16 Aug 2004 (107) (Wisconsin)[89]
Moyer, Dale 20 Jun 1895 17 Jul 2004 (109) (Ohio) Twin brother of Glen Moyer (see Veterans of World War I who died in 2001).
Pugh, Alfred R. 17 Jan 1895 7 Jan 2004 (108) (Maine) Enlisted 1917. Fought on the Western Front with the 77th Infantry Division 1918. Badly gassed.[90]
Prutzman, Charles 28 Nov 1897 2 Sep 2004 (106) (New York) Non-combat. Served in the US Army Officer Training Corps.[91]
Richardson, Ruth Stevens 7 Oct 1897 29 Dec 2004 (107) (Virginia) Non combat. Enlisted in US Navy just before the end of the war.[92]
Risser, Clay Kenneth 3 Aug 1899 4 Dec 2004 (105) (Iowa) Non combat. Served for 57 days in the Student’s Army Training Corps.[93]
Robb, Jacob H. 25 Jan 1899 29 Feb 2004 (105) (Missouri) Fought with the US Army on the Western Front 1918. Brother of Fred Robb (see Veterans of the First World War who died in 2005).[94]
Roberts, Daniel Tipton (Tip) 27 Nov 1895 17 Nov 2004 (108)
Roseberry, Samuel 7 Jul 1898 21 Dec 2004 (106) (Indiana). Served on the Western Front.[95]
Scannell, Edward G. 20 Mar 1900 5 Aug 2004 (104) (New York)
Scow, Roy 18 Jul 1896 11 Apr 2004 (107) (Montana) Enlisted 1917. Fought on the Western Front. Lost most of his hearing after an exploding artillery shell narrowly missed him.[96]
Sunderland, Paul 24 Apr 1896 9 Jan 2004 (107) (Kansas) Served in the US Navy on USS Charleston carrying supplies across the Atlantic.[97]
Tucker, Henry Roy 9 May 1897 12 Jun 2004 (107) (Georgia) Served in France.[9][98]
Tyler, William 11 Jan 1899 7 Jan 2004 (105) (Maine) Seaman 2nd Class, US Navy.[8]
Walsh, Joseph 1 Jan 1895 26 Jan 2004 (109) (Pennsylvania) Non combat. Served in the US Air Corps. Born in Russia.[10]
Weatherly, Robert S. 24 Sep 1899 5 Mar 2004 (104) (Alabama) Served in the US Army.
Wright, Joe 9 Jan 1895 Feb 2004 (109) (Pennsylvania)

World War I-era veterans - 5 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 (4 veterans)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Elango, Aleksander 21 Feb 1902 17 Mar 2004 (102) Fought in the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920. [99][100] et:Aleksander Elango
Pärna, Aarno 7 Oct 1899 15 Dec 2004 (105) Fought in the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920. Died in the USA. [101] et:Aarno Pärna
Pruuel, August 5 Apr 1900 21 Jan 2004 (103) Fought in the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920. [102][103][104] et:August Pruuel
Tark, Johannes 24 Mar 1900 26 Dec 2004(104) Fought in the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920. Joined up in January 1919, wounded on the Lativan Front.[105][106]

Russia (1 veteran)[edit]

Name Born Died Notes
Livshits, Shlema Haimovich 13 Feb 1899 26 Jul 2004 (105) Served in the Russian Civil War 1918-1922. Also a decorated World War II veteran. Became a US citizen aged 104, died in Tennessee.[107][108]

Totals - 172 veterans[edit]

  • Verified veterans - 167
  • World War I-Era veterans - 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Mathieu, Frédéric, Ders Des Ders [2]
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  4. ^ M. Rakić (2004-06-26). "Odlazak poslednjeg srpskog Solunca" (in Serbian). Kurir. 
  5. ^ Evans, Michael; Arthur, Max (1998-11-07), "80 Years On: The Day of a Lifetime; 1914-1918: The Last Survivors", The Times 
  6. ^ "Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1908 - 1923". The National Archive. 
  7. ^ "War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War". The National Archive. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "National Gravesite Locator". National Cemetery Association. 
  9. ^ a b c d Legion of Honor Recipients, Embassy of France in the United States of America, February 16, 2001, archived from the original on August 14, 2007 
  10. ^ http://www.northeasttimes.com/2002/0123/wwi.html Northeast Times

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