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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 wireless plant.
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
Biographical information - This is a difficult
area to research, I am concentrating on the Polar experiences of
the men involved. Any further information or pictures visitors may
have is gratefully received. Please email
- Paul Ward, webmaster.
What are the chances that my ancestor was an unsung part of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration?
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