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 Surviving veterans of the First World War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The following is a list of surviving veterans of the First World War (28 July 1914– 11 November 1918).
Veterans of the First World War who died in 2004
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surviving_Veterans_of_the_First_World_War   (280 words)

  
 Veteran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Veterans played a central role in the post-World War I instability of Germany, while in the United States the Bonus Army of unemployed veterans was one of the most important protest movements of the Great Depression.
After the Second World War, in part due to the experience of the First World War, most of the participating states set up elaborate veterans administrations.
The first state to face significant veterans affairs problems was the Roman Empire whose professional army of career soldiers needed some new role when they retired.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Veteran   (443 words)

  
 VAC: Minister Honours Veterans in the House of Commons
Veterans Affairs Canada is aware of eight surviving Veterans of the First World War, including one woman.
Veterans' Week 2004 and the 60th Remembrance Day since the end of the Second World War will be held this year from November 5 to the 11th.
Speaker, every Veterans' Week is a battle against the amnesia of time and a mission to remind all Canadians that we have reason to be proud of the achievements of our Veterans and reason to be humbled by the scale of their sacrifice.
www2.ccnmatthews.com /scripts/ccn-release.pl?/2004/11/03/1103110n.html   (675 words)

  
 World War I Online Research :: Information about World War I
World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human World War I casualties, stalemate Trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - Tank, Aircraft of World War I, Machinegun, and Use of poison gas in World War I.
World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations and the War to End All Wars, was a World war occurring from 1914 to 1918.
World War I proved to be the decisive break with the old New World Order (political), marking the final demise of Political absolutism Monarchy in Europe.
www.carolinamaps.net /search/Great_War.html   (8165 words)

  
 Guardian David Graves
His last assignment was to interview Smiler Marshall, at 105 one of the last surviving veterans of the first world war, and to travel to Thiepval for the 86th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
In the wake of the occupation, he was evacuated to a hotel in Buenos Aires, where he saw out the war, marvelling ever afterwards that the politeness of local residents was in no way qualified by the jingoism his newspaper was stirring up back home.
At 21, in a first attack of the restlessness and love of travel that characterised his later career, he set out for Australia, travelling overland and working his passage on a newspaper in Sydney, and for Reuters, before returning to Britain to join the Press Association, and then the Sun.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4487269-103684,00.html   (452 words)

  
 CTV.ca First World War veteran dies in Halifax at 106
As Remembrance Day approaches, one of the country's last surviving veterans of the First World War has passed away in Halifax.
First World War veteran dies in Halifax at 106
Residents at the Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Hospital are mourning the loss of their friend who served with the Nova Scotia Regiment in Vladivostok, Russia from 1918-19.
ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1068346482177_18?hub=Canada   (451 words)

  
 Chief of the Defence Staff - Symposium on the strategic environment of the 21st century
Clifford Holliday is one of the last surviving veterans of the First World War.
The capture of Vimy Ridge was a first major victory for Canadians.
Thanks to a carefully planned attack, the Canadian corps managed to capture more ground in four days than the British had captured in two and a half years of fighting.
www.cds.forces.gc.ca /pubs/features/28-03-2003_e.asp   (409 words)

  
 Hero of First World War dies aged 106 - This is Bradford Archive - From the Telegraph & Argus
Hero of First World War dies aged 106 - This is Bradford Archive - From the Telegraph and Argus
Last year Mr Clark received the Legion D'Honeur from the French Government for his role in France during the First World War, with the then Lord Mayor of Bradford, Richard Wightman, presenting him with the certificate.
Before the end of the war, however, the ineffectiveness of cavalry units in modern warfare had been realised and he was given a new, even more dangerous role - as a scout in no-man's-land.
archive.thisisbradford.co.uk /2003/05/15/112760.html   (658 words)

  
 CONK! Encyclopedia: Centenarian
The United States currently has the greatest number of centenarians in the world, numbering over 55,000 in the year 2005.
The term is associated with longevity because average life expectancies across the world are far from 100.
Currently, there are no known living persons older than 120; despite the fact that there are a large number of pretenders from foreign countries, these claimants have never been rigorously validated by means of the sort of documentation that would be sufficient to prove their claim (birth certificates, baptismal certificates, marriage certificates, and so forth).
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Centenarian   (1849 words)

  
 Death of a war hero, aged 106 - This is Bradford Archive - From the Telegraph & Argus
A Bradford former soldier who was one of the last surviving veterans of the First World War has died aged 106.
He had been one of only 23 surviving veterans of the war and was presented with France's highest military honour, the Legion d'Honneur.
Death of a war hero, aged 106 - This is Bradford Archive - From the Telegraph and Argus
archive.thisisbradford.co.uk /2004/09/01/97721.html   (449 words)

  
 Albert's Last Post - This Is The Black Country archive
The President of France awarded him the Legion D'Honneur in 1998 for being one of the surviving veterans of the First World War.
He saw service in the First World War after volunteering for the Royal Flying Corps and was stationed in Egypt, Mesopotamia and India before being demobilised in 1921.
A former Blackheath war veteran has died peacefully at the age of 101.
archive.thisistheblackcountry.co.uk /2002/01/25/40982.html   (152 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: War Walk: A Journey Along the Western Front
THE WAR WALK describes his pilgrimage to the Western Front battlefields: it is a compelling blend of history, travel and personal anecdotes from some of the last surviving veterans of the First World War.
Subjects > History > Military > World War I
Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 20th Century > World War I
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0304366838   (266 words)

  
 Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys..
Four of the 23 known surviving veterans of the First World War have led a service commemorating the 90th anniversary of the conflict's outbreak.
From the Telegraph today: Four of the 23 known surviving veterans of the First World War have led a service commemorating the 90th anniversary of the conflict's outbreak.
The veterans, who are all over 100 years old, met at the Cenotaph in London for the 11am service, which was also attended by Lord Kitchener, the great nephew of Field Marshall Kitchener, who commanded British forces during the war.
www.thedonovan.com /archives/002398.html   (711 words)

  
 Confessions of a Political Junkie
And on the question of America’s role in the world, the differences between Senator Kerry and President Bush are the sharpest, and the stakes for the country are the highest.
The Republicans, in a sense, were right to have everyone up until the President focus on the war and terrorism.
Being a lawyer in Bibb County, Georgia, I am required to practice criminal law for the first five years of practice.
www.erickerickson.org /blog/index.php/page/53   (7151 words)

  
 The Globe and Mail: Series
Now, as the world considers war yet again, ponders the idea of put-ting more young men and woman on the front line, these veterans have only their stories to throw into the debate.
It has been 84 years since the end of the First World War - the war that was to end all wars.
Believe it or not, there is no official registry for war veterans.
www.theglobeandmail.com /series/remembrance/stories/intro.html   (862 words)

  
 CTV.ca - First World War veteran dies in Halifax at 106- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
CTV.ca - First World War veteran dies in Halifax at 106- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1068346482177_18?...   (19 words)

  
 news.mod.uk - Latest News
During the war, the Army Veterinary Corps had to deal with over 2.5 million animal medical cases, and its outstanding performance was recognised by the Royal prefix shortly after the Armistice.
To mark Mr Lloyd's birthday, Sergeant Major Paul Williams of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps presented him with a bronze figure of a centaur, the RAVC's emblem during a party held in his home town of Uckfield.
The Royal Army Veterinary Corps remembered its oldest veteran on 23 February 2003, when Mr Frederick Lloyd celebrated his 106th birthday.
news.mod.uk /news/press/news_headline_story.asp?newsItem_id=2821   (108 words)

  
 higgins.html
Reuben Higgins, Coal Grove's last civil war veteran and one of seven surviving in Lawrence county, joined the ranks of the heavenly legion Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.
Higgins leaves only six surviving Civil War men in the county.
Smith in Co. H, 9th Virginia Infantry, at the age of nineteen years and served until honorable discharged Dec. 31, 1863, at Fayettesville, W. Va., to serve under Captain John H. Johnson of Co. H, 1st Veteran Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers.
www.lawrencecountyohio.com /civilwar/obits/higgins.html   (108 words)

  
 Last surviving United States war veterans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The last surviving veteran of any particular war, upon his (or her) death, marks the end of a historic era.
For example, many Southern states gave pensions to Confederate veterans of the Civil War.
Last Surviving US Veteran of War of 1812
en2.wikipedia.org /wiki/Last_Surviving_Veteran   (108 words)

  
 Last Yankee Widow Dies
The last surviving widow of a Yankee veteran died Friday, January 17th in Blaine, Tennessee.
The last widow of a Yankee veteran was buried today in Tennessee, the region which represents the internal gates of the criminal justice system.
There already appears to be a sign of which one will be great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
www.biblenews1.com /history3/20030120.htm   (108 words)

  
 Famous Lasts, the end of everything, when was the last? Trivia Collections
The last soldier killed in World War I was Pvt.
The Gold Reserve Act of 1934 made it illegal for private persons to own gold bullion.
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith was Jessie'sson by her first husband, Warren Beckwith.
www.corsinet.com /trivia/last.html   (108 words)

  
 American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Congress and is listed as the last survivor of the conflict by the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs.
1780, General Lincoln surrendered his 5,000 men—the largest surrender of U.S. troops until the American Civil War.
However the formal end of the war did not occur until the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783 and the United States Congress ratified the treaty on January 14,
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Revolutionary_War   (108 words)

  
 Herald Sun: Cruise talks inner peace (archived)
Set in the late 1870s, Cruise plays an alcoholic US Civil War veteran recruited to Japan to train the Japanese emperor's troops and help wipe out the last surviving samurai.
The Last Samurai is an epic shot largely in New Zealand at a cost of more than $US100 million ($139.13 million).
He was nominated previously for Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Magnolia (1999) but failed to win each time.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5478,7890360%255E10431,00.html   (108 words)

  
 U.S. Civil War FAQ, Part 1/2
Q3.4: Who was the last surviving veteran of the Civil War?
Message-ID: war-usa/faq/part1_1082376800@rtfm.mit.edu> X-Last-Updated: 2002/03/17 From: "Justin M. Sanders" Newsgroups: alt.war.civil.usa, soc.history.war.us-civil-war Subject: U.S. Civil War FAQ, Part 1/2 Summary: This article contains a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Civil War in the United States (1861-1865).
Brevets in the Regular army were sometimes used to honor men who had already been brevetted Major General in the Volunteers and could not be brevetted again (in the Volunteers), as no brevet Lieutenant Generals were created during the war (Winfield Scott had been made Brevet Lieutenant General [of Regulars] during the Mexican War).
www.faqs.org /faqs/civil-war-usa/faq/part1   (108 words)

  
 World War I Veterans' Biographies Main Page
On Sunday, 2 December 1990, the Wayne County Historical Society honored all the veterans of World War I. As part of the program, surviving veterans and the families of deceased veterans were asked to submit to the Society a biography of the veteran and his activities during the war.
Please check the index for a complete list of known World War I Veterans from Wayne County.
If anyone has additional information on any of the soldiers listed here, or if any anyone has the names of additional veterans, we welcome the submission of that information for inclusion on these pages.
www.netease.net /wayne/ww1/biomain.htm   (265 words)

  
 Pasco: Veterans group seeks Korean vets
Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The U.S.-Korea 2000 Foundation Inc. is seeking identification and locations of surviving Korean War veterans.
Veterans and family members can participate in the 50th anniversary commemorative activities to honor those who served.
Citizens for Sanity is a non-profit group comprised of people from all walks of life whose common purpose is to improve the quality of life and preserve the environment.
www.sptimes.com /News/080501/Pasco/Veterans_group_seeks_.shtml   (265 words)

  
 89th Infantry Division of World War II: August 2002 Newsletter
If you can't wait for the movie or another Nova showing you might want to look for a book I read earlier this year called "Battle of Wits, The Story of Codebreaking in World War II", by Stephen Budiansky.
This issue is notable, I think, because of the clear indication that our principal audience is shifting from surviving Society-member veterans to their widows, family members and friends of the 89th.
89th Infantry Division of World War II: August 2002 Newsletter
www.89infdivww2.org /home/august2002.htm   (265 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Last veteran of World War One dies at 109
During the Second World War Mr Anderson took command of the local detachment of the Home Guard and, after peace was declared, he became chairman of the local branch of the Royal British Legion.
Alfred Anderson was the last of the "Old Contemptibles" - the British expeditionary force which went to war in 1914- and the last surviving witness of the historic Christmas truce when opposing troops declared a brief and unofficial ceasefire to play football and share drinks and cigarettes in the hell of no man's land.
Yesterday, members of his former regiment, Jack McConnell, the First Minister, and the Royal British Legion joined in paying tribute to the "dignified and unassuming" hero of the war that was supposed to end all wars.
news.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=2279822005   (1275 words)

  
 Surviving veterans of World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a list of surviving veterans of the First World War (28 July 1914– 11 November 1918).
Veterans of the First World War who died in 2005
Veterans of the First World War who died in 2004
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surviving_Veterans_of_the_First_World_War   (596 words)

  
 BBC NEWS UK Veterans mark UK entry into WWI
Four World War I veterans have laid wreaths at the Cenotaph in London to mark the 90th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1914.
Mr Allingham, Britain's oldest known surviving World War I veteran, struggled free of his wheelchair and bent down in front of the Cenotaph unaided to lay his wreath.
Other guests at the Cenotaph service included Lord Kitchener, a great nephew of Kitchener, the head of the war ministry who rallied an army of a million men with his war-call "Britain needs you".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3532584.stm   (550 words)

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