Rene Riffaud
Rene Riffaud
Birth: 19 December 1898
Jendouba, Tunisia
Death: 16 January 2007
Tosny, France
Age: 108 years, 27 days
Country: TunisiaTUNFranceFRA
Centenarian

René Félix Louis Joseph Riffaud (19 December 1898 – 16 January 2007) was a Tunisian-born French centenarian. Tunisia was a French colony at the time of his birth.

Biography

Rene Riffaud was born in Jendouba, Tunisia on 19 December 1898. He was conscripted into the Army of Africa in April 1917 as a 2nd class soldier (Soldat de deuxième classe) and served in various regiments. He was discharged in 1919 after a bout of tuberculosis, but rejoined later that year, and served until 1924. He worked as an electrician after leaving the military.

Rene Riffaud died in Tosny, France 16 January 2007 at the age of 108 years, 27 days.[1][2] He was one of the last four 'official' French veterans of the First World War.

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