Last First World War combat veteran dies at 110
British-born Claude Choules, 110, believed to be the last First World War combat veteran, died in his sleep in an Australian nursing home overnight, his family said on Thursday.
“He always said that the old men make the decisions that send the young men into war,” said his son Adrian Choules. “He used to say, if it was the other way around, and the old… were off fighting, then there would never be any wars,” Adrian Choules told local media.
Choules was born in 1901 and signed up with the British Navy for the Great War at just 15 years of age. (Photo: Australian Department of Defence/Reuters)