PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Captain Brett Dowsing of the Royal Australian Navy carries the service medals at the funeral service for Mr Claude Choules on May 20, 2011 in Perth, Australia. At the time ... more 
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Captain Brett Dowsing of the Royal Australian Navy carries the service medals at the funeral service for Mr Claude Choules on May 20, 2011 in Perth, Australia. At the time of his death, Mr Choules was the last known WW1 combat veteran, the last known veteran to have served in both world wars and at 110, the oldest living Australian. Choules was born in the United Kingdom and served for the both the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) less 
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