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Lt. Bellgrave E.S. Ninnis (23) - Mawson 1911-1914 In charge of Greenland dogs
Single, was educated at Dulwich, England (as
was Shackleton) and entered His Majesty's Army, having a
commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers prior to joining
the Expedition in London. At the Main Base (Adélie Land)
he was assisted by X. Mertz in the care of the Greenland dogs.
On December 14, 1912, while on a sledging journey, he lost his
life by falling into a crevasse three hundred miles east of
Landmarks named after Lt. B.E.S. NinnisFeature Name: Ninnis Glacier
Feature Type: glacier
Description: A large, heavily hummocked and crevassed glacier descending steeply from the high interior to the sea in a broad valley, on George V Coast. Discovered by AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.
Ninnis Glacier Tongue
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