Thursday, 5 May 2011

Claude Stanley Choules

Claude Stanley Choules liked to start each day with a bowl of porridge, did a Creative Writing Course in his 80's,was married to the same woman for 78years,  published his autobiography when he was 100, and died today aged 110. This was a remarkable life anyway,  without adding in to the biography that he will be remembered for something he would rather not have done at all, see active service in the Navy  in the Great War. Until his death, he was the last survivor of the 1914 -18 war. 

He was an active pacifist in his later years, and refused to participate in anything that glorified war. I think that was his greatest legacy to the world. What would he have thought of this;

Memorial Gardens today

Well it made me feel better-as It made me think about him and look up his life online. I will certainly respect the life of Mr Choules, and more so because he stood up for what he believed was right .

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