Italy's last surviving WWI veteran dies aged 110
Delfino Borroni, the last surviving Italian veteran of World War I, died Sunday in a rest home at age 110, Italian television reported.world Updated: Oct 27, 2008 09:47 IST
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.