Obituary: Hockey great Claude Mitchell

2013-11-22 00:00

CLAUDE Mitchell, well-known former Springbok hockey player, died in Pietermaritzburg recently at the age of 93. Born in 1920 in Colenso, the son of a schoolmaster, Mitchell first made the Natal Hockey team at the tender age of 16, despite not playing hockey in the major centres of Durban or Pietermaritzburg.

He was badly wounded at the battle of Monte Casino. He recovered from his wounds and saw further frontline action until the end of World War 2.

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