Diss woman celebrates 100-years with mayoral visit

Ann Ward cutting her cake. Picture: Gillian Domeney

Ann Ward cutting her cake. Picture: Gillian Domeney - Credit: Archant

When she was born, the world was gripped in battle as the First World War had been on-going for nearly four years.

Ann Ward celebrating her birthday with Diss Mayor Trevor Wenman. Picture: Gillian Domeney

Ann Ward celebrating her birthday with Diss Mayor Trevor Wenman. Picture: Gillian Domeney - Credit: Archant

But now, Ann Ward has celebrated her 100th birthday and the Diss Branch of the Royal British Legion were there to throw a celebratory party in her honour.

Born on November 13, 1917, Mrs Ward saw service in the Second World War in the Women's Royal Naval Service.

Later she became a long-standing member of the Women's Section of the Royal British Legion, before becoming its president.

Mayor Trevor Wenman, and Mayoress Fiona Wenman, attended the event with Mrs Ward presented with a certificate from the Royal British Legion by chairman Ralph Boone, acknowledging her service to the district.

Ann Ward cutting her cake. Picture: Gillian Domeney

Ann Ward cutting her cake. Picture: Gillian Domeney - Credit: Archant

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 and provides financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families.