Only Three World War I Veterans Survive

Manley, Brendan
January 2010
Military History;Jan2010, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p14
The article features the remaining World War I veterans in the world. Jack Babcock, a Canadian soldier, enlisted in 1916 but never made it to war front as he was under the minimum age to serve in combat. Royal Navy seaman Claude Choules, who is the last living veteran of both world wars, enlisted at the age 14 and during World War II, he was the chief demolition officer of the Royal Australian Navy. American Fran Buckles served as an ambulance driver in Great Britain and France and during World War II, he was a prisoner of war in the Philippines.


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