Friday, 19 February 2010

30 - John Babcock

Today's Kingston Whig-Standard lead by Ian Elliot says it all:

And then there were none.

Elliot is talking about John "Jack" Babcock, Canada's last known First World War veteran, who died Thursday at 109 in Spokane, Wash., two years after regaining Canadian citizenship.

The story says Babcock, born in Holleford north of Kingston in 1900, marched down Princess Street in Kingston on his way to war at age 15. He turned 109 last July.

Elliot does Babcock justice in his lengthy obit.

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