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Babcock, John Henry Foster 'Jack' b. July 23, 1900 d. February 18, 2010 Military Figure. He was Canada's last surviving veteran of World War I. The son of a sawmill operator who died in a work-related accident, he was raised on a farm near Kingston, Ontario. In February 1916, the 15 year-old Babcock enlisted with the 146th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, but was kept from being sent overseas because he was underage. The following year he bluffed his way to England with the 26th Reserve, but again his age was discovered and he spent the rest...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, Spokane County, Washington, USA Plot: SECTION B ROW A SITE 12