100 plus one a special occasion

Albert Drewett turned 100 on the same day as his great grandson Otis. (Justin Flynn) 179403

Albert Drewett’s 100th birthday was spent with family and friends, but it was also a special double celebration.
Mr Drewett turned 100 on 29 March and his great grandson Otis, turned one on the very same day – that’s 99 years difference.
The family celebrated at a special lunch at Ocean Grove Hotel.
Mr Drewett is WWII veteran, who served in Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Greece, Crete, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and New Guinea where he was at one of the Peace Treaty signings with the Japanese at the end of the War.
Mr Drewett grew up in the Mallee and after the War he owned the general store in Mooroolbark.
He then ran the local newsagency as the township grew.
Mr Drewett has lived in Ocean Grove since 2012 and moved into Homestyle Sea Views Manor last November.
On his birthday Sea Views gave him a special breakfast of bacon and eggs, then a morning tea where the cook made three sponges with a ‘1’ and ‘0’ and ‘0’ on each.
During his life he has played cricket, football and golf, being captain and president of the Croydon Golf Club, where he became a life member in 1986. He is also a devout Melbourne Demons supporter.
Mr Drewett thoroughly enjoyed his lunch and afternoon at the Ocean Grove Hotel, being surrounded by family, some of who had travelled from interstate and overseas.
Sharing the occasion with his youngest great grandson, Otis, made it very special for him.
Mr Drewett has three children, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.