Last WWI Veteran, Florence Green, Dies at 110
The world’s last known World War I veteran, Florence Green, has passed away at age 110. She died in her sleep at a nursing home in Norfolk, England.
Green served in the Women’s Royal Air Force, an auxiliary of the RAF during the first World War that provided mechanics and other trades. According to Green, she served meals at an air force base.
Green was born in London in 1901 before moving to Norfolk. She enlisted in September 1918, two months before the armistice ended combat.
According to the BBC, one of Green’s daughters described her as “just the most wonderful mother you could ask for.”
She said her mother had rarely talked about her work with the WRAF as she “didn’t like to blow her own trumpet”, but added she was “proud of her service and loved the people she worked with”.
The war’s last known combat veteran, Briton Claude Choules, died in May 2011 in Australia. The last surviving US veteran, Frank Buckles, died in February 2011. Both were 110.