Two Other World War I Veterans Join Frank Woodruff Buckles in the Category of the Only Survivors of the Great War

Florence Beatrice (Patterson) Green and Claude Stanley Choules, both natives of Great Britain, are the only other veterans of the First World War who are still alive.

Florence Green was born 19 February 1901 in London and joined the Women's Royal Air force in September 1918 at the age of 17. She worked in the officer's mess at RAF Marham and also Narborough air base as a waitress. The WRAF's original mission was to provide female mechanics to allow men to fight in the war but a number were assigned to other support services. Her WRAF service qualifies her for veteran status. She lives in Norfolk and has a son and two daughters as well as four grand children and seven great-grand children. When asked what it felt to be 110 she said, "It's not much different from being 109."

Claude Stanley Choules was born 3 March 1901 in Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire. In April 1915 at age fourteen Claude joined the Nautical Training Ship MERCURY before transferring to the Royal Navy in 1916. In 1917 he joined the battleship HMS REVENGE which was the flagship of the First Battle Squadron. While serving on the REVENGE he witnessed the surrender of the German Imperial Navy and later the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow. He continued to serve in the Royal Navy and in 1926 moved to Australia when he served as and instructor at the Flinders Naval Depot. He transferred to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has stayed in Australia. He served in World War II in the RAN and retired in 1956. Claude and his wife Ethel were married for 80 years until her death age 98. He lives at Gracewood Hostel in Salter Point, a suburb of Perth, Australia. He has three children, 11 grand children and 22 great grandchildren. His daughter, Daphne, reported that he is almost totally blind and deaf and his family states that they do not believe he will be around next ANZAC Day, 25 April 2011. His autobiography, The Last of the Last was published in 2009.

The last veteran who fought on the side of the Central Powers was Franz Kunstler who served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. He died on 27 May 2008 at age 107.

It is estimated that 65,083, 810 persons served in World War 1 and of that number 9,750,103 were fatal casualties.