Last WW1 veteran passes on

The last combat veteran of the 1914-18 conflict dies in Australia, aged 110.

    " />

    A significant chapter in military history has ended with the death of the last combat veteran from World War I.

    Claude 'Chuckles' Choules, the last-known male survivor out of more than 70 million military personnel who fought in the conflict, died in Australia on Thursday at the age of 110.

    Choules always said his secret to long life was his family and despite 41 years of service, he was vehemently opposed to war, which he called "a stupid waste of time and energy".

    "Old men planned them," he said, "but young men had to fight them”.

    The great-great grandfather died two months after his 110th birthday, severing our last living link to the carnage of the 1914-18 war.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Bitcoin: Know the risks before you buy

    Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

    'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.