Monday, 28 February 2011

Last US veteran of the Great War passes away

Although not strictly speaking related to local history, the heavy emphasis of this blog on the First World War warrants the below tribute. 

One of my American on-line contacts kindly alerted me to the fact that the last US veteran who had seen active service during the First World War, Frank Buckles, died yesterday (27 February 2011) at the age of 109. There are only one or two other veterans from the Allied side left alive today, who (I believe) live in Australia.

Frank, you are now back with your old mates from the trenches.
Rest in peace, you've done well.

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