Florence Green

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Florence Green
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchUnited Kingdom Women's Royal Air Force
Years of service1918 - 1919
Battles/warsWorld War I
RelationsWalter 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.

Biography[change | change source]

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.

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 was the last living British 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 had 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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References[change | change source]

  1. "Norfolk first world war veteran dies aged 110". Eastern Daily Press. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2012.