Monday, February 28, 2011



LAST SURVIVING WORLD WAR 1 VETERAN DIES.  This headline caught my interest this morning.   Frank Buckles was 110 and he had lied about his age to enlist.   

The article was interesting and I thought how the Great War is now flowing into ancient history.    It also tells that there are no Canadian, French or German WW1 vets still living.  It did not mention if any are still alive from the UK. 

Guess I will have to search that topic.

My grandfather, Willi Schridde, was a wounded vet of WW1, serving in the German Army.   I had asked a German man who I occasionally correspond with about the availability of German records at that time and he said that they were all classified.

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