War veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Carinty Cedarbrook resident Gordon Jamieson celebrated his 100th birthday.

Carinty Cedarbrook aged care resident Gordon Jamieson has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Mr Jamieson, who was born on 14 June 1921 in Amiens, Queensland, lives in Carinity Cedarbrook in Mudgeeraba.

He joined the army when World War II commenced and fought in the Malayan campaign. He became a prisoner of war following Japan’s capture of Singapore in 1942.

Mr Jamieson was held in Singapore’s Changi prison and was forced to work up to 18 hours a day constructing the Thai-Burma Railway.  

Paula Neill, Mr Jamieson’s daughter, said her father was “one of the lucky ones that survived”.

Upon returning to Queensland, Mr Jamieson bought a café and later worked in a chicken abattoir and owned welding and tractor businesses.

To celebrate Mr Jamieson’s 100th birthday, 50 of his family members attended a party at Robina Pavilion.

Main image: Gordon Jamieson.

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