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YoungWillz

Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:52 PM

The last of the Train Robbery Squad who investigated the 1963 Great Train Robbery, (then Detective Sergeant) Stanley "Steve" Moore, 88. http://www.thetimes...._medium=twitter

 

Probably the most dramatic arrest when he pursued Roy James across a rooftop. He became a DCI before he retired.


Sir Creep

Posted 07 June 2015 - 12:56 PM

Seems we need a place for 'the last of the Mohicans' as it were. I recall last year the last survivor of the Hindenburg and the last surviving Navajo Code Talker dying, and they should be noted not necessarily for being terribly famous, but for the sad end of an era in the history of mankind from which first-hand accounts are no longer available.

And with that, I present 98-year old Gus Villalta, who died May 26, 2015, just one day before the 78th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge's opening, and who was very likely the last living person who worked on the bridge.
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adrian0719

Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:15 AM

Mae Keane, 107, last surviving Radium Girl.

Dr. Zorders

Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Maurice Faure, the last-surviving signatory of the Treaty of Rome, dead at 92.Where's that poster with the UKIP tendencies, he'd be good value here.


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Spade_Cooley

Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

Maurice Faure, the last-surviving signatory of the Treaty of Rome, dead at 92.Where's that poster with the UKIP tendencies, he'd be good value here.

maryportfuncity

Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:39 PM



There are two surviving residents of St Kilda, including the son of Mary Gillies, the woman whose death from appendicitis in January 1930 finally prompted the remaining islanders to petition for evacuation. It's widely - and wrongly - believed now that the islanders were driven off, in fact they got together and decided to leave.

Funny you should mention this. I was chatting to someone only last week about the upcoming 80th anniversary. Many years ago I asked about interviewing some survivors but was told they didn't like to talk about their time there.


Not sure about the reluctance with regard to interview, 85 year old Mr Gillies was quoted in the Guardian piece and clearly had the journo round to his home. No mention name wise of the other survivor though.


Norman Gillies has died.
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(I like this old photo of the St Kilda locals. Strange to think that only a little over 100 years ago, there were adults in the UK who didn't have shoes)

His first cousin, Rachel Johnson, who is 91, is now the last survivor of the evacuees from St Kilda.

according to his Telegraph obit


So, on that evidence the Telelgraph are keeping tabs on Rachel Johnson, I might do the same for next year's DDP.

Death Impends

Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:20 PM

Article here on the last toast of the Doolittle Raiders, of which three of four survivors have attended. Probably not really UK-obit worthy but a fair punt for your US-based pools.

TAFKAG

Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:51 PM

Great escape in the news this week, 65 years on. Frank Stone, one left behind, featured here may get an obit for his role as a witness to what happened.

And he did.

Death Impends

Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:53 PM

Anthony Wayne, next-to-last surviving member of Richard E. Byrd's third Antarctic expedition in 1939, gone cold at 98.

time

Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:47 PM


There are two surviving residents of St Kilda, including the son of Mary Gillies, the woman whose death from appendicitis in January 1930 finally prompted the remaining islanders to petition for evacuation. It's widely - and wrongly - believed now that the islanders were driven off, in fact they got together and decided to leave.

Funny you should mention this. I was chatting to someone only last week about the upcoming 80th anniversary. Many years ago I asked about interviewing some survivors but was told they didn't like to talk about their time there.


Not sure about the reluctance with regard to interview, 85 year old Mr Gillies was quoted in the Guardian piece and clearly had the journo round to his home. No mention name wise of the other survivor though.


Norman Gillies has died.
Posted Image
(I like this old photo of the St Kilda locals. Strange to think that only a little over 100 years ago, there were adults in the UK who didn't have shoes)

His first cousin, Rachel Johnson, who is 91, is now the last survivor of the evacuees from St Kilda.

according to his Telegraph obit

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