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 Florence Beatrice <I>Patterson</I> Green

Florence Beatrice Patterson Green

Edmonton, London Borough of Enfield, Greater London, England
Death 4 Feb 2012 (aged 110)
Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial Bawsey, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Memorial ID 84628351 · View Source
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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".

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  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 7 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84628351
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Beatrice Patterson Green (19 Feb 1901–4 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84628351, citing Mintlyn Crematorium, Bawsey, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .