Last British veteran of WW1 refuses to mark Remembrance Day

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The last surviving British veteran of the First World War will not mark Remembrance Day today because he wants to forget the horrors of war, his family has said.

Since leaving the Navy in 1956 Claude Choules, now aged 109, has refused to march in Anzac Day parades in his adopted home of Australia and has become increasingly pacifist.

Daphne Edinger, his daughter, said that her father did not believe in war and did not want to celebrate the anniversary of the end of the First World War on Nov 11, 1918.

The family would not be marking the day either, Mrs Edinger, 82, said....

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