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Italy's last surviving WWI veteran dies aged 110

world Updated: Oct 27, 2008 09:47 IST

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Delfino Borroni, the last surviving Italian veteran of World War I, died Sunday in a rest home at age 110, Italian television reported.

Born August 23, 1898 in Turago Bordone, a small village in northern Italy, Borroni had fought on the Italian-Austrian front as a soldier in the light infantry Bersaglieri corps.

He returned home for Christmas in 1918 before finding a job three years later as a trolley driver in the Milan region.

After retiring, he continued to use his talent to fix bicycles for which he had a passion.

His passing comes after the deaths this year of two other Italian World War I veterans, Francesco Domenico Chiarello and Lazarre Ponticelli.