Worthing baby born at exactly 11.11am on 11/11/11

AS far as birth dates and times go, little Megan Louise Campsey’s is pretty impressive.

The tiny tot was born at Worthing Hospital at exactly 11.11am on 11/11/11, weighing 7lbs and 11oz.

And as well as giving her young daughter a very memorable birthday, having a child on Remembrance Day was especially poignant for mum Gill as her grandfather, Lionel Netherton, was a veteran of the Second World War.

Already mum to Dominic, aged two, Gill said: “She is absolutely beautiful. I always knew I would have a little girl to go with our son, and it is particularly good for me because I love pink!

“It just feels right for her to be born today, on Remembrance Day. My late grandfather fought in World War II, and he used to sell poppies outside the old Tesco in Durrington.”

Gill lives in Tarring with her husband Damian, a kitchen fitter.

Carole Garrick, head of midwifery at the hospital, said: “We are thrilled for them. The birth of a baby is such a special event, whatever the date, but at least in this case we can guarantee that her birthday will never slip anyone’s mind.”