Andre Charles Wheal

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

Born Oudtshoorn, 3rd January 1915. Son of John Thomas and Ada Jane, nee Fordham. Ed Boys’ High School, Outdshoorn.

Cadet Draft 1031-32.

On leaving the General Both, Andre Charles Wheal joined the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co.

From the outbreak of war until 17th August 1942, Andre Charles Wheal served in the Merchant Navy, when he was admitted to hospital suffering from tuberculosis. The Prince Baudouin, in which he was serving, was then at Port Said.

He was later transferred as a ‘Distressed British Seaman’ to South Africa and sent to the Durban Hospital, where he subsequently died on 15th May 1943.

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