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South Africa

Johannesburg

1968
News from the Mines
Newsletter No. 124
Dated July 1968

Mr. E. T. GLANVILLE, a Kimberley pioneer, has died at the age of 79 in Johannesburg.

Mr. GLANVILLE was born in Grahamstown in 1889, s.o. Thomas GLANVILLE and Edith WILSON)

At the age of 16 he moved to Kimberley and started his career with the De Beers Company. He remained with the Company for 42 years, retiring in 1947 as a shift boss at Bultfontein Mine. Mr. GLANVILLE had the distinction of having worked in every mine in Kimberley. He also went down the shaft of the famous "Big Hole". In 1925 he travelled to Tanganyika, now Tanzania, as a member of the De Beers prospecting team.

Mr. GLANVILLE was a keen member of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade and his knowledge of first aid saved many lives underground. During WWI he served with the First South African Ambulance Brigade, which was attached to the Kimberley Regiment, in South West Africa. (Namibia)
In 1967 he left Kimberley to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. ABELL, in Johannesburg. Mr. GLANVILLE is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. D.A. CURRIE and Mrs. G. P. ABELL

 
 

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