West Norfolk schoolboy will be 11 on 11/11/11

Stoke Ferry pupil Ethan has significant birthday date

The date of November 11 is one that the majority of people will never forget - but for one West Norfolk birthday boy this year the day will be extra special.

Ethan Lyons will turn 11 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011 - and he has spent weeks reminding friends and family of the significance of his birthday date.

A pupil at Stoke Ferry's James Bradfield School, Ethan will be enjoying a weekend of events and parties to mark the occasion.

His mum, Dee, said her son had been excited for weeks in the run-up to his birthday and was aware of the significance of the Armistice.

Ethan was born at 11 minutes past eight in the evening and weighed-in at 10lbs - so it's not entirely 'ones' all the way.

Neither of his sisters, Sydney, 8, and Trinity, 6, have any unusual claims to fame about their own birthdays, but their mum shares hers, January 4, with her brother Christian - although two years separate them.

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Ethan, who lives in Wretton, near Stoke Ferry, will celebrate with a party.

'We will be having family come over as well and will make a whole weekend of it for him,' said Mrs Lyons.

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