LONDON—Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.
Briar House Care Home in King’s Lynn, England, said Green died Saturday, two weeks before her 111th birthday.
Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, she joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17.
She went to work as a waitress in the officers’ mess at RAF Marham in eastern England, and was serving there when the war ended in November 1918.
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