Major William Hunter, originally from Scotland, turned 100 at a celebration with family and friends at Grove House care home in Oxton. He was also given a special telegram from the Queen. Born on January 13, 1918, William was born in the year that saw the end of WWI and women over the age of 30 were given the right to vote. Early on in his life Bill, like many young men, joined the army. His artillery battery was posted to West Bay in Dorset to counter the threatened invasion by Germany in WWII.