Cloud Children - Mickleburgh Family History

Robert Mickleburgh (18--)

Robert Mickleburgh

Robert was the baby of the Sarah and Thomas's family and was always known as Bobbie. He was never as strong as the rest of a very sturdy family but probably, to prove himself, he joined the Royal Navy as a boy entrant and trained at the land based establishment of H.M.S. Ganges.

While there, he was made to climb a very tall flagpole and stand to attention for an hour as Button Boy on the very top circular button of the pole. It was a bitterly cold day and the family claimed that he never fully recovered from the experience, and died while still quite a young man.