Posted by: mcfinder | November 25, 2008

“New” WW1 veteran discovered.

108-year-old, Ned Hughes, from Accrington has emerged as a possible fourth surviving British veteran of the First World War. He was conscripted into the 51st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment and training as an infantryman less than six months before the war ended.

His personal files have been destroyed which is hampering authorities proving beyond doubt he is a surviving veteran, and although it seems he didnt actually see combat in this war at least, he has been recognised by the World War One Veteran’s Society.

To read the full story in the Telegraph click here

Amazing story, I wonder how many more ‘missing’ veterans there are? It seems to me that any male that is 108 or older is a candidate, any ideas how we can get a list of all those people? There must be more than 4 of them…

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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_Veterans_of_the_First_World_War

    the list of current survivors.


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