11 April 1920

FLEMMER, Rupert Christian:

RUPERT CHRISTIAN7 FLEMMER (CHRISTIAN LUDVIG6, CHRISTIAN LUDVIG5) was born 11 April 1920 in Middelburg. He married (1) LORNA LOUVAIN STRAUSS-SMITH 6 February 1943 in Florida Transvaal. She was born 24 September 1918 in Lichtenburg Transvaal, and died March 1997 in Cowies Hill Natal. He married (2) BARBARA ANN BARTLET 4 November 1997 in Pinetown Natal. She was born 6 April 1938 in Johannesburg.

Schooling: Convent - Graaff Reinet
Gill College - Somerset West
Matric 1936 : S.S.B 1937
Civil Service as Trigonometrical Draughtsman till 1938
Rand leases Gold M.C. till I enlisted in 1st Division Signals in May 1940 as a ? and then a Dispatch Rider.

Saw Service in Kenya and West Desert -  Home leave in 1943.

Married in '43 and returned to North Africa till SA troops returned and we were demobilised in '46.

Governor General War Grant paid for my degree at Wits which we were allowed to shorten if results were OK. Odd jobs during vacs. Children; Peter '43 Rory'45 Dain '49 Punch '51 Mark '57. All boys attended university with success. My wife of 54 years whom I met in 1938 and who died of a heart attack nearly 60 years later was a qualified sister but she didn't practice exceptpro deo.

In '58 I got itchy feet and moved to Bulawayo for 2 years but came back to SA in '53 where I taught till I retired in 1980 with the post of Chief Education Planner for Natal.