Thursday, March 3, 2011

Claude Choules 110

Naval sailor Claude Stanley ChoulesWith the passing of Corporal Frank Woodruff Buckles Sunday last, as The Boston Globe reports, Mr. Claude Stanley Choules today celebrates his 110th birthday as the last surviving combat veteran of the Great War.

Mr. Choules served with the Royal Navy, and he witnessed the German naval surrender and the scuttling of the fleet in Scapa Flow.

Mr. Choules reportedly hates war and is opposed to Armistice marking as a glorification of war.

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