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Is this the oldest WW1 Volunteer


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I found the following on Ancestry "National Roll of the Great War"

TETLEY, W. H. Special War Worker.

At the age of seventy-four years he volunteered his services and was offered a post as hospital assistant attached to the RAMC at Freshwater, where he did excellent work for eleven months of the war. He had previously served with the colours in China, Singapore and Egypt, and holds the Egyptian Medal 1882-1889 (with Clasp, Suakin 1885) "Overdale" New Road, Netley, Hants.

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There are several threads dealing with this topic.

In regards to the CEF, I know of one French-Canadian who had served in the American Civil War and had managed to get overseas before he was found out. In one of those threads I also posted something about a dozen or so men who served in a hospital in Canada - I believe some were several years older than 74.

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