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Jack, Andrew Keith

Jack, Andrew Keith

Alias: None

Dates: 1885-1966

Nationality: Australian

Awards: Polar Medal (silver)

Andrew Keith Jack was born in Australia in 1885. He joined the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 (Aurora) to meet the party crossing from the Weddell Sea. Jack was meteorologist and physicist with the Ross Sea Party and also took part in early depot-laying journeys.

During the First World War he became head of the munitions establishment at Maribyrnong. After the war he remained in munitions, becoming secretary of the Operational Safety Committee of the Australian Department of Munitions Supply. He retired in 1950 and died on 26 September 1966.

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