KINGS LYNN, England, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Florence Green, a veteran of the Women's Royal Air Force and the last living veteran of World War I, died at the age of 110 in an English nursing home.
Green died in her sleep during the weekend, the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press reported.
While she became the last survivor of the millions who served in the war, Green was only identified as a veteran in 2008, the newspaper said. A gerontology researcher discovered her service records, which were under her maiden name, Patterson.
"She would never blow her own trumpet and certainly wouldn't shout about the fact she was the last veteran," June Evetts, at 76 the youngest of her three children, said.
Green enlisted at the age of 17 in 1918 and worked as a waitress in the officer's mess at RAF Marham.
The base, home to wooden biplanes during World War I, now houses supersonic Tornadoes, which have seen service in Afghanistan.
Green said she enjoyed her work but discovered when a pilot took her up for a spin that she was afraid of flying.
In her last years, Green lived with her older daughter in Kings Lynn until moving to the nursing home just before Christmas. RAF Squadron Leader Paula Wilmott said a delegation from Marham had been planning to visit Green this Friday with a cake for her upcoming 111th birthday.