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World War I Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the World War I Memorial Site.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - He didn't seek the spotlight, but when Frank Buckles outlived every other American who'd served in World War I, he became what his biographer called "the humble patriot" and final torchbearer for the memory of that fading conflict. Buckles enlisted in World War I at 16 after lying about his age. He died Sunday on his farm in Charles Town, nearly a month after his 110th birthday. He had devoted the last years of his life to campaigning for greater recognition for...
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The oldest Canadian veteran of World War I has died at the age of 109. John Babcock died Thursday in Spokane, where he has lived since 1932, according to a statement from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "I was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of John Babcock, Canada's last known First World War veteran," Harper said. "As a nation, we honor his service and mourn his passing." Babcock had become a celebrity in recent years, especially in...
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SYDNEY (AP) — The last known combat veteran of World War I was defiant of the tolls of time, a centenarian who swam in the sea, twirled across dance floors, and published his first book at 108. He also refused to submit to his place in history, becoming a pacifist who wouldn't march in parades commemorating wars like the one that made him famous. Claude Stanley Choules, a man of contradictions, humble spirit and wry humor, died in a Western Australia nursing home on Thursday at the age of...
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Charlotte Winters Obituary (AP News)

BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) - The last known surviving...

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Florence Green Obituary (AP News)

LONDON (AP) - Florence Green never saw the front...

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Lloyd Brown Obituary (AP News)

Lloyd Brown, the last known surviving World War I...

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Lazare  Ponticelli Obituary (AP News)

PARIS (AP) - France's last remaining veteran of...

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Wesley Dobbs Obituary (DignityMemorial)

Wesley H. Dobbs May 14, 1927 ~ October 21, 2017 ...

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Elizabeth Barrett Obituary (norwichbulletin)

ELIZABETH BRIGHAM BARRETT 1921 - 2017 NORWICH -...

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Alan Hockin Obituary (TimesColonist)

Devoted husband, loving father and grandfather,...

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Thomas Kovacik Obituary (PressConnects)

Thomas P. Kovacik of Johnson City Thomas...

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