A very special birthday was celebrated in the Great Lakes recently, celebrating a century of memories.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie joined Tuncurry resident, Paul Knight and his family to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Dr Gillespie said the celebration was an enjoyable event.
“I enjoyed meeting Mr Knight and all of his family too,” Dr Gillespie said.
“I popped in to wish a very happy 100th birthday on the special day.”
Mr Knight’s birthday celebrations continued on in style after the meeting.
In the evening, surrounded by family and friends, Mr Knight celebrated the milestone at Blackie’s Restaurant in Tuncurry, a special reservation planned by his loved ones.
Since the year of his birth, 1918, Mr Knight has seen a great deal of change, having been born at the end of World War I.
During the second World War, Mr Night served as a member of the 2/6 Australian Field Regiment AIF from May 5, 1940 through to July 17, 1944.
Mr Knight served in the Middle East and New Guinea, where he was badly injured and repatriated back to Australia towards the end of the war.
Congratulations on a most exciting milestone.