Michael Sidney John Gliddon

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

Born 03/09/1915.

Educated Rondebosch Boys High.

After G.B. joined Union-Castle Line. Served on Llandaff, Llangibby and Llandovery Castle and maybe others.

During the war he served on tankers, two of which were the Empire Jet and Empire Path. One of these tankers was serving ships off the Seychelle Isalnds for over a year.

Hospitalised in Naples with dysentery in 1944. Discharged from service in 1945 at the end of the war.

Did a temporary job in London docks for a few months. Returned home to Cape Town in March 1946 on the Mercy Ship Christopher and Errol as second in command to Captain Glover.

Spent the next four years on Enyati Coal Mine in Northern Natal.

Moved to Port Elizabeth in 1950 and joined an office equipment firm, Valmac Stationers, where he remained until retirement in 1985.

Deceased 13/01/1989.

Obituary - 1989

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