A little girl born almost a century after her great-grandfather has helped him celebrate his 100th birthday.

Family and friends from several generations were at the birthday party for Reginald Lewis, who lives at Quebec Hall care home in Dereham and is one of Norfolk’s few remaining Second World War veterans. 

Hugh King, town mayor, and John Harris from the Royal British Legion were also on hand to congratulate the army veteran at the event.

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Dereham Times: Dereham mayor Hugh King, right, congratulates Reginald Lewis on his 100th birthdayDereham mayor Hugh King, right, congratulates Reginald Lewis on his 100th birthday (Image: Supplied)

Quebec Hall’s cooks baked a cake especially for Mr Lewis, who served in France and Germany during the war and was later stationed in Italy, Egypt and the Middle East. 

Among the guests were Mr Lewis’ three great-grandchildren - Henry and Joe, who live in Sydney, Australia - and his four-month-old granddaughter Elodie, whose family live in Sheffield. 

Mr Lewis joined the army in 1942 and was soon assigned to the Royal Corps of Signals and was based at Wimbledon Common, where he met his wife Nora - they married in 1944.

Following D-Day on June 6 of that year, he was posted to the Allied headquarters in  Reims, France, and, after the German surrender, to Frankfurt.