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article image1 of 3 surviving First World War Canadian vets has died

By bluecharlie     Feb 22, 2007 in World
A sad day for Canadians as they remember Victor Llyod Clemett, WWI veteran.
Victor Llyod Clemett, 107, was one of three surviving WWI veterans but sadly he passed away late Wednesday. He was survived by two other veterans of WWI, Dwight (Percy) Wilson and John Babcock.
In 1916, Clement lied about is age saying he was 18 when he really was 16 to military officials and left Toronto to follow his three older brothers to Europe.
"It was something you had to do, so you went and you did it" was the explanation Clemett offered when asked why he went to war, his son David told The Canadian Press in an interview.
In related news, last November, the House of Commons voted unanimously in favor for the government to sponsor a full state funeral when the last of the three remaining WWI vets passes away.
NDP Leader Jack Layton said government should recognize that a state funeral would celebrate "the contribution of a whole generation of Canadians who served, whether overseas or here at home and their families as well."
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