Charles Reaper

 

 

Age: 103

 

Summary: the last known surviving infantry soldier of the battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada's defining battle in World War I where 20,000 soldiers stormed heavily-fortified positions and routed the Germans (French & British soldiers had previously failed).

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke

 

Born: July 27, 1899

 

Died: March 1, 2003

 

Location: Winnipeg, Canada