World War II veteran Frank Belcher racks up a century

Hannah CrossSound Telegraph
Shoalwater resident Frank Belcher is turning 100 on Thursday.
Camera IconShoalwater resident Frank Belcher is turning 100 on Thursday. Credit: Supplied

Aegis Shoalwater resident Frank Belcher is hitting the triple digits on Thursday when he turns 100.

Growing up in Hull in the the UK, Mr Belcher joined the army before he was 20 and served in World War II supplying food in Cyprus.

He met his wife, Marjorie, in the leather factory his father worked at for 30 years, and later married after he was discharged from the army. They migrated to Australia in 1991 and lived in the Rockingham area ever since.

With three children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Mr Belcher’s advice to the younger generations is “stay in school”.

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