List of veterans of World War I who died in 2006

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This is the list of World War I veterans who died in the year 2006.

Veterans by country of service - 52 veterans[change | change source]

Austria-Hungary (3 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Bischof, August 18 August 1900 4 March 2006 (105) Last Austrian veteran living in Austria.
Molnár, Gergely András 16 November 1897 22 March 2006 (108) Last Hungarian born veteran, also World War II-veteran and oldest Hungarian man at his death.[2]
Parniak, Paweł 27 February 1890? 27 March 2006 (116?) Born in Ukraine, died in Poland. Served in the Austria-Hungarian army 1914-1918. His age claim was not verified at the time of his death. See entry.

France (5 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Floquet, Maurice Noël 25 December 1894 10 November 2006 (111) Thrice-wounded combat veteran of the Marne, the Somme, Beausejour and Chemin des Dames. See entry.[1]
Gilson, Ferdinand 10 October 1898 25 February 2006 (107) Conscripted 1917 into the 31e RI de Mamers. Fought as a Warrant Officer in Flanders with the 31eme RA. In the resistance in World War II.[2]
Jaffré, François 28 May 1901 22 September 2006 (105) Enlisted in the navy 1916. Served as a wireless operator on the destroyer ‘Armorique’ escorting troop ships across the Atlantic.[3]
Lagarnaudie, Louis 17 June 1899 26 October 2006 (107) Drafted April 1918. Due to bad memories of the war, refused to take part in later veteran ceremonies. Excluded from French government lists as it only counts those with more than three months of combat service.[3]

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Weil, Léon Roger 16 July 1896 6 June 2006 (109) Conscripted 1916 into the 5e Alpine regiment. Fought in the Battle of Chemin des Dames. A resistance fighter in World War II. See entry.[4]

Germany (10 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Appel, Otto 16 October 1900 12 July 2006 (105) Enlisted 1917, was in Russia; also World War II-Veteran.[5]
Brandmeier, Franz Xaver 16 July 1899 8 September 2006 (107) Enlisted in the navy 1917.[6]
Biehler, August 28 August 1899 15 April 2006 (106) [5]
Binner, Erwin 16 January 1899 26 March 2006 (107) Army veteran.[5]
Eis, Eduard 22 March 1899 24 April 2006 (107) Served on the Western Front as an army lorry driver.[5]
Fuchs, Konrad 15 October 1897 13 November 2006 (109) Conscripted into the army in 1916. Fought at the Battle of Chemin des Dames. Later a Catholic priest. See entry.[6][7]
Klöpper, Hans 10 August 1900 10 September 2006 (106)
Neumann, Georg 28 July 1899 21 June 2006 (106) Fought on horseback with a Hussars regiment on the Eastern Front.[5]
Solveen, Hermann 20 February 1899 28 February 2006 (107) Enlisted 1916 and seriously wounded. Served in both World Wars.
Velten, Wilhelm 2 September 1899 26 December 2006 (107)

Italy (10 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Boeddu, Luca 18 March 1898 7 February 2006 (107) [8]
Camillo, Angelo Michele 18 November 1899 17 July 2006 (106) Enlisted 1917. Fought with the 209th Infantry (Bisagno Brigade) at Asiago.[8]
Dal Maso, Evaristo 9 August 1899 21 June 2006 (106) Died in Brazil.[8]
De Bettin Casanova, Antonia 17 December 1900 15 October 2006 (105) Last female Italian veteran.[8]
De Cristofaro, Domenico 21 November 1899 21 September 2006 (106) Enlisted 1917. Fought with the 4th Infantry regiment at Asiago and Piave. Wounded at the Battle of the Solstice 1918.[8]
Furoni, Mario 23 November 1899 13 January 2006 (106) [8]
Gavagnin, Dante Guido 17 September 1897 2 June 2006 (108)
Saravalle, Ido Giorgetto 16 November 1899 Feb 2006 (106) Fought in an Alpine regiment.[8]
Sepe, Giuseppe 13 March 1900 4 February 2006 (105) [8]
Zema, Carmelo 17 September 1899 11 January 2006 (106) [8]

Turkey/Ottoman Empire (1 veteran)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Hoyuk, Omer 1899? 13 January 2006 (106) [9]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (7 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Rank/Regiment/Corps Born Died Notes
Baker, Alice Leading Aircraftwoman, Royal Flying Corps 28 July 1898 27 February 2006 (107) Non combat. Served as a 'doper' waterproofing aircraft wings.[10]
Cummins, Kenneth Alfred Hugo Midshipman, Royal Navy 3 March 1900 11 December 2006 (106) Last surviving British naval officer. Also a World War II veteran. See entry.[11][12]
Newcombe, Harry John Private, 8th Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers) 5 August 1900 18 March 2006 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Non combat. In training when war ended. Served in Army of Occupation 1918-19. See entry.[13]
Newman, John James Private, 16th (County of London) London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) 15 January 1901 2006 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the London Regiment. Non combat. In training when war ended. Served in Army of Occupation 1918-19.[7]
Rigby, Andrew Private, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers 2 November 1900 9 June 2006 (105) Last known Great War veteran of the Lancashire Fusiliers. Enlisted aged 14 and served for 3 months before real age discovered. Later a monk.[14][15][16]
Roberts, William (Bill) Corporal, Royal Flying Corps 29 September 1900 30 April 2006 (105) Non combat. Served as an aircraft rigger at Farnborough.[17][18]
Swarbrick, Nicholas Joseph Telegraphist, Merchant Navy 14 November 1898 2 February 2006 (107) Last surviving British merchant seaman. See entry.[19][20]

United States (16 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Anderegg, Albert 29 August 1900 8 August 2006 (105) (Minnesota) Non combat. In training with the Student Army Training Corps Oct-Nov 1918. See entry.[21]
Anderson, Homer 24 December 1897 23 September 2006 (108) (Florida) Non combat. Trained as an observer in the US Army Balloon Corps.[8]
Buchanan, Russell A. 14 January 1900 6 December 2006 (106) (Massachusetts) Non combat. Served Stateside in the US Navy 1918. See entry.[22][23]
Cotton, William F. "Bill" 23 October 1897 23 April 2006 (108) (Louisiana) Enlisted in the US Navy 1917. Served as a Chief Commissary Steward aboard USS Oklahoma. See entry.
Files, H. Loyd 23 January 1899 8 August 2006 (107) (Colorado)[24]
Gardner, Harold Ford 3 December 1898 16 October 2006 (107) (Pennsylvania) Served in the US Army for less than one day. See entry.[25]
Goldberg, Samuel Benedict 19 March 1900 10 December 2006 (106) (Rhode Island) Non combat. Enlisted 1917, but remained Stateside as a drill instructor. See entry.
Hardy, Moses 6 January 1893 (or 1894) 7 December 2006 (113 or 112) (Mississippi) Served on the Western Front with the 805th Pioneer Infantry. See entry.[26]
Johnson, George 1 May 1894 30 August 2006 (112) (California) Non combat. Drafted into the US Army 1917, but served Stateside with 14th Co, 154th Battalion. See entry.
Johnson, Lowell N. 17 June 1899 10 March 2006 (106) (Illinois) Non combat. Still in training when the war ended.[27][28]
Lutz, William B. 22 June 1899 26 March 2006 (106) (Massachusetts) Non combat. Served in US Marine Corps.[9]
Poor, Justin W. 4 August 1899 3 April 2006 (106) (Florida)
Pusey, Ernest Charles 5 May 1895 19 November 2006 (111) Enlisted in the US Navy 1917. Served aboard the USS Wyoming patrolling the waters around the British Isles. See entry.[29][30][31][32]
Steer, Frank 12 January 1901 7 March 2006 (105) (Hawaii) Enlisted aged 17. Fought on the Western Front in the Meuse Argonne offensive. Also a World War II veteran. See entry.
Warmington, Arthur 18 September 1895 11 January 2006 (110) (New Jersey)[5]
Zell, Carley 1 September 1899 26 February 2006 (106) (Georgia) Non combat. Served as an apprentice seaman in the US Navy.[33][34]

World War I-era veterans - 4 veterans[change | change source]

Listed here are those that joined the armed services after the Armistice date, but before the Treaty of Versailles was signed, or where there is debate on their join-date, or whose military service is sometimes viewed as outside the scope of "WWI", but are considered World War I-era veterans by the press or by their respective governments, or served in a related conflict.

Estonia (1 veteran)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Ilus, Ants 20 September 1901 3 February 2006 (105) Last known survivor of the Estonian War of Independence Nov 1918 – Feb 1920. Moblilised 1919.[10][11][12]

Russia (1 veteran)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Gudz, Boris Aug 1902 27 December 2006 (104) Fought with the Red Guards in the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War.[13][14]

United States (2 veterans)[change | change source]

Name Born Died Notes
Little, David Samuel (Tex) 26 December 1902 12 March 2006 (103) Non combat. Enlisted 1919, aged 16, but served Stateside. See entry.
Starkey, Maurice E. 3 December 1901 27 November 2006 (104) (Pennsylvania) Enlisted in the US Navy July 1919.[35][36]

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