25 January 2008

Two more WWI veterans die

Following the death of Raymond Cambefort on 16 January and Louis de Cazenave on 20 January, there is now just one remaining French WWI veteran - Italian born Lazare Ponticelli.


Roland Dodds said...

Do you know the full tally on WWI vets still alive?

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. Such a momentous time.

jams o donnell said...

There are 15 according to wikipedia. I've no reason to disbelieve Wikipedia on this - it is an excelent rference source for objective matters.

There are 6 Britons, 2 Italians, 2 Americans, and i each from France, Canada, Australia, Turkey and the Austro Hungarian army.

search suviving WWI veterans in wikipedia for more info

Very true Roger. It is sad we will see the last of them die within a few years.