On This Date in 1943: Worsley

February 1, 2017

On 1 February, 1943. Frank Arthur Worsley died in Claygate, Surrey in England. There is great material available to read and view about Worsley. Below are some suggestion to get started and to start a possible obsession with the ‘Skipper’ of the Endurance and of the Quest during Shackleton’s Antarctic expeditions. 

Frank Arthur Worsley

Suggested

http://navymuseum.co.nz/worsley-lieutenant-commander-frank/

http://www.enduranceobituaries.co.uk/worsley.htm

Frank’s writings

https://archive.org/details/enduranceepicofp00wors_0

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.223399

Two wonderful documents in Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/archives/shackleton/articles/1537,1,1.html

http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/archives/shackleton/articles/375.html

Photos

http://www.shackletoncentenary.org/New%20Picture1.php

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/etexts/Gov08_06Rail/Gov08_06Rail025a.jpg

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/frank-worsley (Frank with a moustache!)

From Frank Wild's book about the 'Quest'

From Frank Wild’s book about the ‘Quest’

Frank was awarded several honours: Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Distinguished Service Order (DSO), Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve also known as the Reserve Decoration (RD)

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