Henry Allingham

 

 

Age: 113

 

Summary: one of the last surviving veterans of World War I and the world's oldest man who was one of only two surviving WWI servicemen in Britain when he joined the Royal Naval Air Service (precursor to the RAF) in 1915 and took part in the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the war's largest naval battle.

 

 

Cause of Death: In his sleep

 

Born: June 6, 1896

 

Died: July 18, 2009

 

Location: Ovingdean, Brighton, England