Charles Laking


Charles Laking

Charles Clarence "Clare" Laking (February 21, 1899 – November 26, 2005) was, at age 106, one of the last surviving Canadian veterans of the First World War. At the time of his death he was believed to have been the last surviving Canadian World War I veteran to have fought on the front lines.

He was born and raised in Campbellville, Ontario and defied the wishes of his Methodist father when he joined the Canadian field artillery in 1917. He served as a signaller on the front lines in France. He received the French Legion of Honour and a Golden Jubilee Medal.

He died in Toronto at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 106.

See also

  • Veterans of the First World War who died in 2005

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