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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Birth
Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland
Death 5 Jan 1922 (aged 47)
Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sa
Burial Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sa
Memorial ID 4564 · View Source
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Explorer. On an exploration voyage to Antarctica in 1916, his ship became trapped by ice. On April 24th, he set off with five sailors from Elephant Island across 800 miles of the world's stormiest seas to seek help. After 17 days, Shackleton and his men reached South Georgia. They crossed the island's mountainous spine to a whaling station, steamed back to Elephant Island in a borrowed boat and,in the end, not one crewman died. He died on South Georgia of a heart attack. It was the second in a relatively short period of time and was attributed to his robust life style.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (15 Feb 1874–5 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4564, citing Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery, Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sa ; Maintained by Find A Grave .