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Last Known World War I Combat Veteran Dies At 110

The last known surviving combat veteran of World War I has died at the age of 110.

Family members said British-born Claude Choules, who was also known as "Chuckles," died today at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth, his adopted home.

Choules joined the Royal Navy when he was only 14 years old, and went on to serve with the British Royal Navy.

In 1917, he joined the battleship "HMS Revenge," from which he watched the 1918 surrender of the German High Seas Fleet, the main battle fleet of the German Navy during the war.

He moved to Australia in the 1920s.

Choules was married to his wife, Ethel, for 76 years, and they had three children and 11 grandchildren.

compiled from agency reports