Last WWI Veteran Dies

The last veteran of World War I, Claude Stanley Choules, died today in Australia at 110. World War I, often overs shadowed by World War II, was the first truly modern war. The horrors and atrocities that soldiers experienced and witnessed while on the front lines encouraged many modern “Rules of War,” namely restrictions on chemical and biological weapons.

Read Claude’s obituary here.

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3 thoughts on “Last WWI Veteran Dies

  1. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt

    I was already too old to serve in WWI when I had Claude Stanley Choules as a student.

    This is sad. I do hope there are people collecting histories from those that served in both WWI and WWII.

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    1. Jennifer Lockett Post author

      I know that historians have, the last decade, been making an active push to collect personal histories from WWI & WWII survivors. I don’t know how successful they have been.
      Now, which was was it again that you fought in? The Persian War? Peloponnesian? šŸ˜‰

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