An East Kilbride care home resident had some special visitors last week when he celebrated his 100th birthday.
As well as welcoming members of his family, James Wilson Stewart Jamieson – known to his friends as Stewart – welcomed South Lanarkshire Provost Eileen Logan and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Linda McDowall to Lindsayfield Lodge Care Home, where he has been a resident since the summer.
On Monday his special guests attended a party at the home to mark Stewart’s centenary.
Born on January 6, 1913, in Shawlands, Stewart said he had a “fantastic childhood” and still misses his parents and brother, who passed away many years ago.
When he left school he became a painter and decorator to trade, going on to set up his own business.
Before the outbreak of World War II he joined the Auxiliary Fire Brigade serving with them at Giffnock until 1940 when he resigned to join the Royal Army Service as a driver.
He served in a number of battlefields including at Dunkirk, Normandy and North Africa and admits he still gets nightmares.
On demobilisation he returned to his trade.
He married Anna, the girl next door and after 28 happy years of marriage she sadly died in 1979. Stewart says he thinks of her every day.
Stewart said during his long life he never had any time for any hobbies as he was always working, but, before her death, he did love going on trips to England with Anna.