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F.H. Bickerton F.R.G.S. (22)
Single, born in Oxford, England. Had studied engineering:
joined the Expedition as Electrical Engineer and Motor Expert. A member
of the Main Base Party and leader of the Western Sledging Party, he
remained in the Antarctic for two years, during which time he was in
charge of the air-tractor sledge, and was engineer to the wireless station.
For a time, during the second year, he was in complete charge of the
Bickerton was a larger than life figure who engaged in numerous adventures, even before his trip with Mawson, he had returned recently from a trip looking for buried treasure on a lonely Pacific island.
For a short biography of his later life see here
Landmarks named after F. H. Bickerton
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