LongeviQuest is delighted to share that the United Kingdom’s oldest living person, Ethel Caterham, turned 114 years old. She is a British supercentenarian known as the last surviving person in the UK born in the 1900s decade.

Ethel Caterham was born on 21 August 1909 in Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire, England.

In 1927, when she was 18 years old, she worked as a nanny for a British family in India. She traveled alone by ship to India for three weeks and then worked there for three years before returning to England.

Ethel met her British Army major husband at a dinner party in 1931. Later on, they were married in Salisbury Cathedral. The couple lived together in Harnham, England, but they were stationed in Hong Kong and Gibraltar after.

On her 111th birthday. source: Gerontology Wiki

She lived most of her life in Surrey, England, for about 50 years. Caterham celebrated her 111th birthday in August 2020 by having a tea party which earned a visit from the Mayor of Surrey Heath. This was due to the fact that she became the oldest known living person in Surrey on 17 January 2019.

LongeviQuest extends our warmest greetings to Ethel Caterham and her family on this joyful celebration of her life.

For more information, please visit Ethel Caterham’s Directory Profile here.