Alois Vocasek

 

 

Age: 107

 

Summary: last known surviving World War I veteran in the former Czechoslovakia who had fought in the 1917 Battle of Zborov in Ukraine and became one of thousands of Czechs and Slovaks who broke with the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to fight for the future Czechoslovak state as members of the Czechoslovak Legions, but was later controversial because of his membership in the Czech fascist/nationalist organization Vlajka in the 1930's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: April 13, 1896

 

Died: August 9, 2003

 

Location: Prague, Czech Republic