Last British Vet to Have Seen Active Duty in Both World Wars Dies

A veteran of the Royal Navy William Stone passed away on January 10 at age 108. Mr. Stone is the last remaining British veteran who saw action in both world wars. He joined the Navy on his 18th birthday in 1918. During this time, he served as a stoker on the HMS Tiger, HMS Hood and HMS Salamander and took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. He was the recipient of the British War Medal, the Atlantic Star, the Africa Star and the 1939-1945 War Medal – decorated with an oak leaf for “Mentioned in Dispatches”

Read more on this topic.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Veteran News, WWI, WWII

Tags: , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: