The Latest: Homage to first, last British WWI war dead

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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the centennial of
Armistice Day (all times local):

1:20 p.m.

As world leaders prepare to mark 100 years since the armistice
that ended World War I, British Prime Minister Theresa May has
paid respects to the first and last British soldier killed in the
fighting.

At a ceremony at the Saint Symphorien cemetery in Mons, Belgium,
May lay wreaths at two graves. One holds the remains of Pvt. John
Parr, killed Aug. 21, 1914 in the woods south of Brussels at age
17.

The other, nearby, is the grave of Pvt. George Ellison, who
survived some of the war’s worst battles but was shot and killed
in a Belgian pasture on Nov. 11, 1918 — the war’s last day.

May is among some 60 world leaders marking the anniversary of the
Nov. 11, 1918 armistice at multiple events.

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10:15 a.m.

Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of World
War I, either to conquer or defend.

So it is only fitting that when victors and vanquished meet to
mark the centennial of the armistice this weekend, the biggest
ceremony should be on the famed Champs-Elysees at the Arc de
Triomphe.

About 60 leaders will mark the cease-fire that came on the 11th
hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

U.S. President Donald Trump will be among those who join his
French counterpart and host, Emmanuel Macron, and others to
remember the millions who died during the first global conflict.

Carrying the heritage of defeated Germany, Chancellor Angela
Merkel will be visiting the site in the woods north of Paris
where military leaders in a train carriage agreed to the
armistice.