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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.


I thought we had a thread for animals somewhere, couldn't you find it?

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

Octopus of Odstock

Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:34 PM

Sad to hear. When watching QI only two weeks ago, they talked about St. Kilda and Gillies and I thought what an excellent candidate to add onto my DDP list. Seemed quite healthy though, having travelled there recently. Having just discovered the story, it's a lititle deflating that he's died so soon afterwards.

DevonDeathTrip

Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:59 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)

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