Joined by His Wife in South Africa

June 1951

South Yorkshire Times June 2, 1951

Joined by His Wife

Mexborough Man in South Africa

When HMS “Caernarvon capital” docked at Capetown, South Africa yesterday, Officer Frederick William Marshall, late of 15 Chaucer Rd, Mexborough, greeted his wife and baby son – Gary and Gary – who travelled in the ship from England.

Petty Officer Marshall is assistant harbour master at Simon’s town, near Cape Town, and is told the post for three years.

Before he joined the Navy, P.O. Marshall, who is 22, worked in Manvers Main Colliery offices, was a keen member of the Sea Cadet Corps, there.

Mrs Marshall is daughter of Mr Hudson of Daylands Avenue, Conisbrough. She was married three years ago.

She left Southampton on May 18, and writing from the boat is Mrs Varney, 3 Cliff Rd, Brampton, she said that they were having a good time on the trip and that the weather was very good. P.O. Marshall writes from Simonstown that he likes the work and has a good flat. The only grumble is that although food is on the ration, and there is plenty of it, it is very dear. “Also” he writes, “a haircut costs 2s 1d