Florence Green

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Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 4, 2012 (110)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1901
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 4, 2012 (110)

About

Remembered for her World War I-era participation in the Women's Royal Air Force, this British citizen also became famous as a supercentenarian; she died just two weeks short of her 111th birthday. 

Before Fame

She enlisted in the Women's Royal Air Force when she was just seventeen years old, having no idea that, nearly a century later, she would earn the distinction of being the oldest living World War I veteran.

Trivia

At the time of her death, she was one of ten supercentenarians alive in Great Britain.

Family Life

Her nearly six-decade marriage to military man and railroad worker Walter Green resulted in two daughters -- May and June -- and one son, Bob.

Associated With

Canadian artist Christian Cardell Corbet included an image of Green's face in a World War I mural he created.