Service Record

From

To

Stirling Castle

Int 4th Engineer

6/1957

10/1958

Riebeeck Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

1/1959

6/1959

Tintagel Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

7/1959

8/1959

Roslin Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

1/1960

4/1960

Kenilworth Castle

Jnr 2nd Engineer

5/1962

4/1963

Richmond Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

5/1963

1/1964

Roslin Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

7/1965

9/1965

Edinburgh Castle

Int 2nd Engineer

9/1965

3/1966

SA Vaal

Int 2nd Engineer

7/1966

1/1967

Capetown Castle

1st Engineer

4/1967

5/1967

Capetown Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

5/1967

9/1967

Reina Del Mar

Snr 2nd Engineer

10/1967

11/1967

Windsor Castle

Snr 2nd Engineer

12/1967

3/1968

Edinburgh Castle

Ex 2nd Engineer

11/1969

8/1970

SA Vaal

2nd Engineer

7/1971

5/1972

SA Vaal

1st Engineer

6/1972

10/1972

SA Vaal

2nd Engineer

11/1972

1/1973

SA Vaal

1st Engineer

5/1973

6/1973

Died

12 June 2019


I have just heard in a letter from his children Catherine, David and Alan that he died on Wednesday 12th June 2019 having suffered a cardiac arrest subsequent to spinal surgery in April.  

John's wife Barbara (nee Wheeler) was a Nursing Sister with U-C and pre-deceased him in 2000.

He had been a great supporter of our reunions and also joined us on a couple of our World Cruise adventures.

From Davy Dawson

Sailed with John many times....a good friend and ship mate.. RIP

From Chris Dadson

I sailed with both John and Barbara, two lovely people. RIP.

From Robin Brown

Very sad. May he rest in peace. Amen

Obituary - 2019

John’s 8-12 watch on SA Vaal in August 1966

John C Lester

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