Henry Gravill - Biographical Notes
Engineer - Scottish Antarctic Expedition 1902-04
Henry Gravill was 28 at the start of the expedition. he was engaged as second engineer, later promoted to chief engineer following the death of Alan Ramsay, first engineer who died on board the Scotia on the 6th of Aug 1903.
born: Dundee, Scotland
address: 93 Arbroath Road, Dundee
"Henry Gravill is my great granduncle.
His grandfather was Captain John Gravill of the
Diana. He was very important at the time in Hull.
He eventually died on the Diana after it was trapped
in the ice. He has his portrait in the Hull maritime
museum. Henry's father was also Captain John Gravill
and he moved to Dundee. I knew he died quite young
but recently found out it was due to injuries sustained
from falling from the crows nest."
- Melanie Marsh
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