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Posted on Nov 21, 2005 in History News

Oldest Scottish WWI veteran dies, aged 109

Editorial Staff

Do you ever wonder what it was like to actually participate in World War I?  This man was there, but sadly represented one of the last of this dying breed of soldiers.  Is World War I destined to become a forgotten war in the distant memory of our collective consciousness?  Let us not forgot the sacrifices of me like Mr. Anderson.  We invite you to learn about this survivor, and take a moment to check out a website dedicated to "The War to End All Wars."

Scotland’s oldest man and the country’s longest surviving veteran of World War I has died at the age of 109.  Alfred Anderson, who served with the 5th Battalion the Black Watch, died in a nursing home in Angus.  Mr Anderson was born in 1896 and was in one of the first British contingents to serve on the Western Front. For full details, click BBC Link.


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