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Claude S. Choules
Birth: Mar. 3, 1901
Pershore
Worcestershire, England
Death: May 5, 2011
Perth
Western Australia, Australia

Military Figure. He was the world's last surviving combat veteran of World War I. In 1916, the 15 year-old Choules joined the British Royal Navy and served on the battleship HMS Revenge, which saw action in the North Sea. He witnessed the surrender of the German Imperial Navy in 1918 and the scuttling of the fleet in Scapa Flow. After the war he served as a peacekeeper in the Black Sea and was posted as an instructor to Flinders Naval Depot, Melbourne, Australia. In 1926, he transferred to the Royal Australian Navy and was promoted Chief Petty Officer in 1932. During World War II, he served as chief demolition officer for the western half of Australia. After the war, he joined the Naval Dockyard Police where he served until retiring from active duty in 1956. After the death of England's Harry Patch in 2009, Choules was declared the last known surviving combatant of the Great War. He also appeared in the BBC radio documentaries "The Last Tommy" (2005) and "Harry Patch, The Last Tommy" (2009). He died in his sleep at the age of 110. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Ethel Wildgoose Choules (1905 - 2003)*
 
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Burial:
Fremantle Cemetery
Fremantle
Western Australia, Australia
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 05, 2011
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Claude S. Choules
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Claude S. Choules
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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All gave some. Some gave all WWII VetHowever Claude ensured he lived beyond a normal lifetime to give everything he could possibly give.
- Bryan Schley
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
Never Forgotten......Eternal Peace
- Dee
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014

- MCD
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
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