Date of death: 05-05-2011
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Claude Stanley Choules was the last World War I combat veteran and was the last military witness to the scuttling of the German fleet in ...
Claude Stanley Choules was the last World War I combat veteran and was the last military witness to the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow.
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Melanie, Community Manager
It is with sadness in uploading this video, that we hear that Claude Choules (110) has finally passed away and was the last surviving serviceman from World War One.
The father of three was born in Pershore, Worcestershire, on March 3, 1901, six weeks after the death of Queen Victoria, and was one of seven children.
He signed up for naval training in 1915, just one month after his 14th birthday, and at 16 joined the battleship HMS Revenge - part of the British Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flow in the Orkney
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