The last Surviving WW1 German Soldier Dies

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  1. trackend

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    There was an artical I read while on my holidays that stated the last surviving German soldier of WW1 had died recently. It also said that there are 12 UK soldiers left but mentioned nothing about the US or other nations have any of you guys got any info about this matter.
     
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    There are only six left in Canada. The youngest of them is 102.
     
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    I am not sure with us on the other side of the pond. I read a story about a year or so ago about a WWI veteran that was well into his 100s, maybe 115. I do remember he was the oldest living veteran. He volunteered in a veterans hospital up until the day he died. In the article, he was about 30 during WWI and was not assigned to the front because he was too old. So he carried ammo to the front in a horse drawn wagon and brought back the dead and wounded.
     
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    Sounds interesting.

    We're on the same side of the pond as you y'know. :lol:
     
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    I was speaking of trackend with that one. Maybe I should have said "across the pond and south"! ;)
     
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    :lol: Nah, it's not like I really care. Just yet another feeble attempt at levity from a poor, backward eastern lad like me. ;)
     
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    hehe North Eastern from me. ;) Hmmm, across the "Land pond"?
     
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    I think we lost our last one in Australia in 2001-2002, Eric Campbell. Maybe that was just last surviving Gallipoli Veteren though. Am unsure though about that. Think no New Zealanders still alive. Maybe Kiwimac might like to check on that though.
     
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    Cheers Dhas the link worked fine I recommend you others guys have a read its interesting stuff.
    Good on yer Smiler you and your mates won't be forgotten, not by me any rate.
     
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    Update.
     
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    I find that hilariously ironic! :lol:


    Though I do have a great uncle who's 104, never met him, though.
     
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    Australia's oldest WWI Digger died yesterday aged 107. Peter Casserly was a sapper and saw combat on the Western front. Peter was the last surviving Aussie to see action in WWI, of the 2 surviving vets left, one served in the navy (in both WW's) and the other had just finished his training when the war ended. Truely a sad loss.
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15720348-1245,00.html
     
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    I salute them all, no matter which army they fought for.
     
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