Florence Green

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Florence Green
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch United Kingdom Women's Royal Air Force
Years of service 1918 - 1919
Battles/wars World War I
Relations Walter Green (deceased)

Florence Green (19 February 1901 – 4 February 2012)[1] was a British supercentenarian. She was the last surviving veteran of World War I. Green was born in London and moved to King's Lynn in 1920 after her marriage to Walter, a railway worker who died in 1970.

Biography[change | change source]

World War I[change | change source]

She joined up in September 1918, two months before the end of the war. She served as a waitress in the officers' mess at RAF Marham and also at Narborough airfield. She is the last living British living veteran following the death of Claude Choules.

Later years[change | change source]

She was West Norfolk's oldest resident, the second oldest person in Norfolk and one of the 30 oldest people in Britain.

She has a son and two daughters, as well as four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Florence Green, died in her sleep, two weeks before her 111th birthday in a care home in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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