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. Italian World War I veteran dies at age 109

Francesco Domenico Chiarello.
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Rome (AFP) June 30, 2008
One of the last veterans of the First World War, Italian Francesco Domenico Chiarello, has died at the age of 109, the defence ministry said on Monday.

With his death, there are only five remaining soldiers from the 1914-1918 war still alive.

Chiarello died on Friday in the Calabria region of southern Italy where he was born on November 5, 1898. He joined the Italian army in 1918 as a member of the 19th infantry regiment from Cosenza.

He was sent to the northern front at Trento where he took part in the final battle of Vittorio Veneto.

The Italian military in 1968 named a medal after that battle which was given to all those who fought for at least six months in World War I.

Italy now has only one surviving veteran of the Great War, Delfino Borroni, 109, who lives in the country's north, the news agency ANSA reported.

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