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Ivy Campany
Birth: 23 September 1901
Hackney, London, England, UK
Death: 19 December 2008
Margate, Kent, England, UK
Age: 107 years, 87 days
Country: UK Flag UK
Centenarian

Ivy Lillian Campany (23 September 1901 – 19 December 2008) was an British centenarian, at age 107, the second from last World War I female army veteran of any country. The last was Florence Green (1901–2012), who was not identified as a veteran of the conflict until January 2010. This meant that Campany was believed to be the conflict's last surviving female veteran by the time of her death in December 2008.[1]

Biography

She was born in Hackney, London,[2] Campany joined Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War I and would later serve as a fire watcher in World War II. She lived in Margate, Kent at the time of her death at the age of 107 years, 87 days.

References

  1. "At 108, Florence Green is Britain's oldest war vet" Lynn News, 10 March 2012
  2. "We Remember Ivy Lillian Campany", Lives of the First World War, Imperial War Museums.
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