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Mulock, George Francis Arthur

Mulock, George Francis Arthur

Alias: None

Title: Mr

Rank: Lieutenant (Royal Navy)

Dates: 1882-1963

Nationality: British

Awards: Polar Medal (silver)

George Francis Arthur Mulock was born in 1882. He was educated at Stanmore Park and Dartmouth and qualified in marine surveying while serving in HMS Triton. Originally appointed in as sub-lieutenant on the British Relief Expedition 1902-03 (Morning) in 1902, he was seconded to the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) in 1903 to take the place of Ernest Shackleton in the shore party, because of his particular skill in drafting charts. In November 1903, he accompanied Michael Barne on a ten-week southern journey to Barne Glacier. On the return of the expedition, Mulock was lent by the Admiralty to the Royal Geographical Society to complete the compilation of his Antarctic survey. His results were published by the Society in 1908 as 'The charts of the Discovery expedition'.

During World War I Mulock served with distinction in the Gallipoli campaign with the Royal Navy. Retiring in 1920, he joined the Asiatic Petroleum Company in Shanghai as Marine Superintendent. He saw further naval service in the Second World War. Mulock died in Gibraltar on 26 December 1963, and is commemorated in the Antarctic with Mulock Glacier (79°00' S 160°00' E) and Mulock Inlet (79°08' S 160°40' E).


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