I am the biographer of Frank Wild who was Sir Ernest Shackleton’s right hand man. Frank Wild died in Klerksdorp in August 1939. One of the great polar explorers of the Heroic Age. He had in his possession the bell from the Quest expedition of 1921- 1922 and he gave the bell to the Shackleton Lodge which I believe was in Johannesburg Parkhurst/Parkview?

More information on this would be much appreciated. The bell has disappeared. Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Quest and also Shackleton’s untimely death. Could Heritage Portal readers tell me more about Shackleton Lodge or even know the whereabouts of the Quest bell? The Quest voyage was known officially as the Shackleton-Rowett expedition.

Thank you,

Angie Butler | angie@ice-tracks.com | http://www.questforfrankwild.com


This bell taken from The Quest, the ship on which the late Sir Ernest Shackleton made his last trip to the Antarctic, has been presented to the Shackleton Lodge of the Sons of England from Cmd Frank Wild who accompanied Shackleton and took over command on his death.


The Quest (Wikipedia)

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