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Jeffrey, Douglas George

Jeffrey, Douglas George

Alias: None

Title: Mr

Rank: Lieutenant-Commander (Royal Naval Reserve)

Dates: 1885-1972

Nationality: British

Awards: Distinguished Service Order

Douglas George Jeffrey was born in 1885. He was serving as a lieutenant-commander with the Royal Naval Reserve when he was appointed navigating officer on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition 1921-22 (Quest), led by Ernest Henry Shackleton. Setting out from London on 17 September 1921, the expedition reached South Georgia, where Shackleton suffered a heart attack and died on 5 January 1922. Frank Wild took command and the expedition continued, briefly exploring the South Sandwich Islands and the Weddell Sea before returning to Britain. Jeffrey died in 1972


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