The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes

Politics and law from a British perspective (hence Politics LAW BloG): ''People who like this sort of thing...'' as the Great Man said

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Sunday, November 14, 2004

World War 1 veterans almost an extinct species

There are 19 left from UK forces; I heard on France-Inter last week that there were 15 poilus left. Apparently, an 'unknown' WW1 vet is 'discovered' every so often.

The last verified American Civil War vet, Albert Woolson of Minnesota, survived till 1956; claims for men who died in 1959 are disputed.

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