Would I the receive messages people sent me while I was off on my new phone?

So, I haven't gotten on Whatsapp for about five months or so because my phone broke and for the meantime I'm using one of my old phones. My friends told me that they still see me on their contacts list, my last seen and can still message me and stuff.
I was wondering, if I installed Whatsapp in another phone using the same number, would I receive messages from friends who messaged me during the time I wasn't on?
Thanks in advance!