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Leslie MIDSON (Shuttleworth)

Official No: R95782 Aged: 16 years 6 months Joined: 7th October 1966
Division: Marks Home Port: Brisbane Discharged: November 1972
Branch:

ME (Stoker)

Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Cerberus, Supply, Penguin, Derwent
Notes: Scored top job on Sydney, CAPTAINS cabin boy, copped some flak but copped it sweet, when everybody else was working their bum off.  Locked up by Red Caps in Singapore, DRUNK.- LME on discharge
Current Occupation: Self employed - Own courier business

Les and Jocelyn '02 Reunion

1966 today
Biography:

Reached the dizzy heights of LME before discharge (medical) 1972.  Married to Jenny 1970 and had 4 kids divorced 1980, raised kids on my own for a while then met Jill, got married again (no extras) as my luck would have it (or not) Jill was killed in a car smash in April 1997, dwelled on that for a while and realised she would not want me to give up, went out and met Jocelyn, as still as stupid, didnít use appropriate equipment and now have a 6 year old boy.  I have three grand children older than him and have a total of 10 grand children and as Jocelyn has two daughters both in their late teens, I presume I will end up with more.

Have had a variety of jobs since discharge and in true Leeuwin form was pretty good at anything I tried, Air/Cond fitter, Lagger, Grill Cook, Truck Driver, Fireman, Plant Operator, last twenty years pretty well anything and everything associated with Air Freight industry from dock hand to state manger and now own my own business employing 13 people and still delivering air freight.

Currently live at Burpengary in Qld (about 30 k's nth of Brisbane) and at the time of writing this I am waiting for a new house to be completed, this is the last as in a couple of years I will sell it and become one of those grey army caravan travellers and go and visit all those places Iíve driven past and not had time to stop, as well as catching up with some old pusser friends spread around the country.

 

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