6 May 2011

Claude Choules

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 6 May 2011

Claude Stanley Choules, the last surviving First World War combatant, has died. He was the last known male survivor of the 70 million military personnel who fought World War I. Nicknamed Chuckles, he fought with the British navy in World War I and the Australian navy in World War II. The Victorian RSL president Maj-Gen David McLachlan says we will never again see men like those who served in WW1.