Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Last WW1 Veteran Dies - Do you think the memory of WW1 dies with her?

Last WW1 Veteran Dies
Florence Green, a veteran of the Women’s Royal Air Force and the last living veteran of World War I, died at the age of 110 in an English nursing home. Green died in her sleep over the weekend. While she became the last survivor of the millions who served in the war, Green was only identified as a veteran in 2008. A gerontology researcher discovered her service records, which were under her maiden name, Patterson. “She would never blow her own trumpet and certainly wouldn’t shout about the fact she was the last veteran,” June Evetts, at 76 the youngest of her three children, said. Green enlisted at the age of 17 in 1918 and worked as a waitress in the officer’s mess at RAF Marham.