Dwight Wilson, one of the last two Canadian veterans of World War I, has died. He was 106.

Officials said Mr. Wilson's death Wednesday leaves one known surviving Canadian veteran of the war - 106-year-old John Babcock of Spokane, Wash.

Born Feb. 26, 1901, in Vienna, Ontario, Mr. Wilson enlisted in 1916 at the age of 15 after telling the army he was older. He was diverted from the front lines after his age was discovered.

He managed to reenlist in 1917 but four months later he was discharged again because of his age.

Mr. Wilson was one of more than 600,000 Canadians who fought in World War I. About 66,000 died in the war.

"As a nation, we honor his service and mourn his passing," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. - AP