Former WWII 'Wren' celebrates her 100th birthday in Kineton

Adelaide 'Addie' Furnivall enjoyed afternoon tea with her close friends and family

Friday, 19th November 2021, 10:50 am
Updated Sunday, 21st November 2021, 4:30 pm
Adelaide 'Addie' Furnivall with her card from the Queen (submitted photo)

A former Second World War 'Wren' celebrated her 100th birthday in Kineton last week.

Adelaide 'Addie' Furnivall, who has lived in Kineton for 25 years, moved to the Kineton Manor Nursing Home last year. The Kineton Manor Nursing Home hosted a birthday celebration for Addie on Monday November 15.

A spokesperson from the Kineton Manor Nursing Home said: "A few of Addie’s close friends and family celebrated with her in a small gathering at Kineton Manor. She enjoyed receiving her birthday card from the Queen."

Adelaide 'Addie' Furnivall receives flowers on her 100th birthday.

Addie, who has lived in Kineton for 25 years, moved to the Kineton Manor Nursing Home last year who hosted the birthday celebration for her. She enjoyed receiving her birthday card from the Queen.

Addie was born on November 15, 1921 in Newcastle upon Tyne to parents Ibraham and Hetty. She was an only child.

Addie’s childhood was spent in Newcastle upon Tyne where she attended Gosforth Council School. At the age of 14 she left education and joined the war effort, signing up for the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS). Those who served in the WRNS were nicknamed 'Wrens'.

Addie married Michael Henry Duncan Furnivall on June 25, 1945, and they had two children, Terence and Lesley.