The grave of a decorated World War I soldier, who talked his way into the army after being told he was too old to serve, has been marked with a new headstone, Stuff reports. At the age of almost 47, Frederick Negus was rejected when he tried to enrol in the army in Auckland. He then tried again in Wellington, but this time he knocked four years off, saying he was 43. He went on to be awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and good work during the attack on Messines on June 7, 1917.