L'ultimo veterano della Prima Guerra Mondiale 05.05.112011-05-08:22:56
Claude "Chuckles" Choules è morto all'età di 110 anni in Australia.
Si arruolò a quindici anni, mentendo sulla sua vera età, nella Royal Navy e servì sulla HMS Revenge.
Born in Pershore, Worcestershire, in March 1901, Mr Choules tried to enlist in the Army at the outbreak of WWI to join his elder brothers who were fighting, but was told he was too young.
He lied about his age to become a Royal Navy rating, joining the battleship HMS Revenge on which he saw action in the North Sea aged 17.
He witnessed the surrender of the German fleet in the Firth of Forth in November 1918, then the scuttling of the fleet at Scapa Flow.