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Remembered Today:

And now there are four


Martin Bennitt
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Maurice Floquet, the oldest of France's surviving Great War veterans, died last night at the age of 111.

Called up in 1914, he fought with the 26th Infantry Regiment and was wounded twice, losing an ear.

He kept a garage after the war and received the Legion of Honour in 2004. He would have been 112 at Christmas. RIP

His death leaves four Great War veterans still alive: Louis de Cazenave, 109, Lazare Ponticelli, 108, who fought on the Italian front, Jean Grelaud, 108, and René Riffaud, 107, a former gunner who is expected to attend the ceremonies tomorrow at the Arc de Triomphe.

cheers Martin B

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RIP, Maurice.

Steve.

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