Florence Green

Last surviving veteran of World War I

Florence Green (19 February 1901 – 4 February 2012)[1] was a British supercentenarian. She was the last surviving veteran of World War I. Green was born in London and moved to King's Lynn in 1920 after her marriage to Walter, a railway worker who died in 1970.

Florence Green
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchUnited Kingdom Women's Royal Air Force
Years of service1918 - 1919
Battles/warsWorld War I
RelationsWalter Green (deceased)


World War IEdit

She joined up in September 1918, two months before the end of the war. She served as a waitress in the officers' mess at RAF Marham and also at Narborough airfield. She was the last living British veteran following the death of Claude Choules.

Later yearsEdit

She was West Norfolk's oldest resident, the second oldest person in Norfolk and one of the 30 oldest people in Britain.

She had a son and two daughters, as well as four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Florence Green died in her sleep two weeks before her 111th birthday in a care home in King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Related pagesEdit


  1. "Norfolk first world war veteran dies aged 110". Eastern Daily Press. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.