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Florence Beatrice Patterson Green
Birth: Feb. 19, 1901
Edmonton
Greater London, England
Death: Feb. 4, 2012
Kings Lynn
Norfolk, England

Military Figure. A member of the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF), she was the last surviving veteran of World War I. Born Florence Beatrice Patterson, she was raised in north London, joined the WRAF in September 1918, and was serving as a waitress in the officer's mess at the Royal Airfield, Marham, a bomber base in eastern England, when the conflict ended. After leaving the service in July of 1919 she married World War I veteran and railroad worker Walter Green (deceased 1970) in 1920, raised her family, worked in a King's Lynn hotel for many years, and volunteered by knitting blankets for hospitalized children. Mrs. Green lived her final years in a nursing facility and was officially recognized as a veteran in 2010 when a researcher found her service records in the National Archives. At her demise she was the final veteran of the Great War and looking back on her time in uniform she said simply "In many ways I had the time of my life". (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Burial:
Mintlyn Crematorium
Bawsey
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough
Norfolk, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Feb 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84628351
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