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
- Melanie Marsh
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