|Service/branch||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) 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 was 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 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
References[change | change source]
- "Norfolk first world war veteran dies aged 110". Eastern Daily Press. 7 February 2012. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk_first_world_war_veteran_dies_aged_110_1_1201358. Retrieved 7 February 2012.