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Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition of 1914-1917 Antarctic Exploration
« on: Thursday 04 October 07 16:37 BST (UK) »
I have been lead to believe that my late husbands Grandfather sailed to the South Pole with Ernest Shackleton as one of his crew. Would there be any records or list of crew members, that I may be able to find out?

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Re: Ernest Shackleton
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 October 07 16:46 BST (UK) »
Hi potplant,

A warm welcome to RootsChat!

I would search "google" as there seems to be a lot of information about Shackleton and his expedition to the South Pole; or just type the grandfather's name in a search engine and see what results.

If you want to reveal his name here I'm sure there will be plenty of offers of help.

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Re: Ernest Shackleton
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 October 07 17:04 BST (UK) »
Crew of the endurance ship

william bakewell- able seaman                         leonard.d.a.hussey-meterologist.
reginald.w.james-physisist.                             a.j.kerr-second engineer.
percy blackborow-stowaway(later steward)   dr. alexander.h.macklin-surgeon.
alfred cheetham-third officer.                            george.e.marston-official artist.
robert.s.clark-biologist.                                    timothy mccarthy-able seaman.
thomas crean-second officer.                           dr. james.a.mcilroy-surgeon.
charles.j.green-cook.                                         thomas mcleod-able seaman.
lionel greenstreet-first officer.                          henry mcnish-carpenter.
ernest holness-fireman/stoker.                       thomas orde-lees-motor expert/storekeeper.
walter.e.how-able seaman.                            lewis rickinson-first engineer.
hubert.t.hudson-navigator.                            ernest.h.shackleton-expedition leader.
james francis hurley-photographer.                william stephenson-fireman/stoker.
john vincent-able seaman.                             frank wild-second in command.
james.m.wordie-geologist                                 frank worsley-captain.
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Re: Ernest Shackleton
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 October 07 18:54 BST (UK) »
It's worth remembering that the Endurance expedition wasn't Shackleton's only trip to Antarctica.

There was the 19071909 Nimrod Expedition, He was on the 19011902 Discovery Expedition led by Scott, he also led the 19211922 Shackleton-Rowett Expedition on which he died.
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Re: Ernest Shackleton
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 February 08 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Hello Potplant,

Here are some of the names who were on the "Nimrod."

The "Nimrod" expedition, 1907-1909

Edgeworth David
John King Davies - first mate
Rupert England - captain
Alistair Forbes McKay - second surgeon
Professor Mawson
James Murray - a biologist from Glasgow
Ernest H. Shackleton - expedition leader.

You may get more information in "The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909" which Shackleton wrote on his return

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Re: Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition of 1914-1917 Antarctic Exploration
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 11:04 BST (UK) »
Over the weekend we got the chance to visit Frank Hurley's Photographs of the Endurance Expedition of 1914-1917 which was excellent.

Frank Hurley photographer recorded over 400 slide photographs that detail the journey from start to finish the 150 or so saved have been newly digitized. The Exhibition at Manchester Library I believe is travelling but this exhibition looks at the connections of the group to Manchester. On until 11th June 2016

http://www.librarylive.co.uk/event/enduring-eye-the-antarctic-legacy-of-sir-ernest-shackleton-and-frank-hurley/

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Re: Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition of 1914-1917 Antarctic Exploration
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 May 16 14:10 BST (UK) »
@ Wozzle, the geologist James Wordie is interesting, Wordie's were the largest transport company in Glasgow, owning thousands of horses, I believe they helped finance this expedition, presumably James is some connection?

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