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Charles A. Sandell (25) - Mawson 1911-1914 Wireless Operator & Mechanic
Single, of Surrey, England, studied electrical engineering
for some years and then came to Australia in 1909 and entered the Commonwealth
Branch of Telephony. Having a practical knowledge of wireless telegraphy
he joined the Expedition as a Wireless Operator and Mechanic and was
stationed with the Macquarie Island Party for two years. After the departure
of A. J. Sawyer in August 1913, he was in complete charge of the wireless
station. C. A. Sandell visited the Antarctic during the final cruise
of the `Aurora' in the summer of 1913-1914.
- This is a difficult area to research, I am concentrating on the Polar
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