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2000s / Last Canadian WWI Soldier Turns 109
John Babcock, believed to be Canada's last surviving First World War veteran, turned 109 years old today. Since 1924 he has been living in Spokane, WA. Because there were no dual citizenship laws at the time, when Babcock obtained American citizenship, he had to forfeit his Canadian citizenship. After Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper learned about this, Mr. Babcock had his Canadian citizenship restored in a special ceremony in 2008. Babcock is pictured here with his 80-year-old wife. (Cradle robber!)






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Posted By: Lava1964
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When?: 23rd July 2009
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