|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1887|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1912|
Explorer. A former Lieutenant with the Royal Fusiliers, he was the son of noted British Arctic explorer Belgrave Ninnis, and a cousin to explorer Aubrey Howard Ninnis, who was an engineer for Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antartica Expedition from 1914 to 1916. As an explorer himself, Ninnis participated in Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911 as a minder for his Greenland Dogs. He also became a member of Mawson's three man sledging team. In November 1912, Ninnis, Mawson, and Xavier Mertz left the team's main base to survey and explore King George V Land. While crossing a dangerous crevasse in the ice Ninnis along with six sled dogs, fell to there deaths. The bodies were never recovered. The team also lost most of the rations, a tent, and several other important supplies they needed to survive. Mertz also later perished, while Mawson was eventually rescued. Mawson died in 1958. The Ninnis Glacier located on the George V Coast in Antarctica was named in his memory.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: He fell through a crevasse and his body was never recovered
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Record added: May 01, 2008
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