As the world pauses to commemorate the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War on Remembrance Day 2018, Victoria Watt will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends.
Mrs Watt was born Victoria Margaret Sullivan in Mitchell, Queensland, on 11 November 1918, the day the armistice was signed.
“I believe my father celebrated for a week,” she said with a laugh.
“My mother was in labour for a day or so, and finally the matron said to one of the nurses, ‘Quick, go and tell Dr Shannessy that Mrs Sullivan needs his help,’ so the nurse ran across Dublin Street, and knocked on the doctor’s door.”
But the doctor was nowhere to be found. He had left early that morning and his wife didn’t know where he was.