Bright Williams

 

Age: 105

 

Summary: the last known survivor of the 100,000+ New Zealanders who left their homeland to serve in World War I, who was shot by three machine-gun bullets but survived the bloodbath at Passchendaele, Belgium in 1917 that killed 845 New Zealanders (he had the last piece of shrapnel removed in 1999).

 

 

Cause of Death: After a fall

 

Born: February 27, 1897

 

Died: February 13, 2003

 

Location: Hastings, New Zealand