Great Warrior

A woman believed to be the last female World War I veteran, Gladys Powers, has died in British Columbia at the age of 109. A tomboy, at 15 the British-born Powers lied about her age and joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, later moving to the RAF as a barracks waitress. Clearly an indomitable lady, Mrs. Powers divorced one husband, survived three more and founded the Western Canada Pekingese Club. While authorities believe Mrs. Powers to be The Great War's last female survivor, it's impossible to know for sure, as many British WWI records were destroyed during the Blitz. [Telegraph]


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