Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Last Australian WWI soldier dies

"Both sides of politics have paid tribute to Australia's oldest man and last surviving World War I digger, Jack Ross, who has died at the age of 110."

The bloody toll: how Australia's young men paid for the adventurism of European politicians and arms traders

Total population of Australia in WWI: 5 million
Total population (approx.) of males of service age: <>
Total enlisted: 300,000
Wounded: 159,171
Killed 59,330
Total Casualties: 218,501
Percentage of Casualties: 72%


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