Cyriel Barbary

Cyrillus-Camillus Barbary (4 August 1899 – 16 September 2004) was the last known Belgian veteran of the First World War.[1] He was born in Klerken in West Flanders. He served on the Western Front in the 2nd Regiment of the Line for the last months of the war, between May 1918 and January 1919.[2] He emigrated to the United States with his wife in 1923. Barbary died in Detroit in September 2004 at the age of 105.[1]

Cyriel Barbary
Born(1899-08-04)4 August 1899
Klerken, West Flanders, Belgium
Died16 September 2004(2004-09-16) (aged 105)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Service/branchBelgian Army
Years of service1918–1919
Battles/warsWorld War I

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  1. ^ a b "Laatste Belgische veteraan van WO I overleden". Gazette Van Antwerpen. Belga. 18 September 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Adieu au dernier poilu belge". La Dernière Heure. 18 September 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2016.