From the Natal Mercury, 7th June, 1935:

STANISTREET - John Lindsay, formerly Captain in the Union-Castle Mail S.S. Company, on June 5 at Croydon, England in his 85th year.

The death occurred in England yesterday of Captain John Lindsay Stanistreet, former commodore of the Union-Castle fleet.

Captain Stanistreet was an old salt of the sailing ship days, having first gone to sea in 1867 in a windjammer.  After five years he started work on steamships and served on various tramp steamers until 1879 when he joined the old Castle Line.

His first command was the Dunolly Castle in 1896 and he remained with the Company until 1916, having reached the position of Commodore of the Union-Castle fleet in command of the Balmoral Castle.

He was in command of the old ship Norman, the first transport vessel to reach France in August 1914, carrying troops of the British Expeditionary Force.

Since his retirement he has lived at Croydon and visited Durban again in 1928.  He leaves a son in Durban, Mr. C.R. Stanistreet, of Messrs. Hunt, Leuchars & Hepburn, another son in Colombo, and a third son in England.

Service Record

From

To

Dunottar Castle

Master

1/1894

9/1895

Warwick Castle

Master

11/1895

8/1897

Doune Castle

Master

10/1897

7/1902

Galician

Master

9/1902

11/1903

Dunottar Castle

Master

1/1904

9/1904

Dunluce Castle

Master

10/1904

5/1906

Norman

Master

7/1906

6/1907

Kinfauns Castle

Master

8/1907

10/1907

Carisbrook Castle

Master

3/1908

7/1908

Briton

Master

8/1908

11/1908

Armadale Castle

Master

11/1908

1/1909

Walmer Castle

Master

6/1909

10/1909

Kildonan Castle

Master

11/1909

5/1910

Saxon

Master

5/1910

7/1910

Norman

Master

7/1910

4/1911

Kildonan Castle

Master

5/1911

2/1912

Armadale Castle

Master

3/1912

8/1914

Briton

Master

10/1914

1/1915

Saxon

Master

2/1915

8/1916

Balmoral Castle

Master

9/1916

11/1916

Retired



Died

5 June 1935

Aged 84

Obituary - 1935

Capt John Lindsay Stanistreet

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