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