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Following the Wall family

The evidence that the Richard Wall who died on the Franklin Expedition had already been on both the 1929 Ross Expedition and the 1830 Antarctica Expedition gave me a real interest in Wall and his family.  Clearly Wall was a tough man, who brought a great deal of experience to the Expedition.  I therefore set … Continue reading Following the Wall family

Looking for Richard Wall

This blog is to share the results of my lockdown hobby looking into the history of Richard Wall, ship’s cook on HMS Erebus during Sir John Franklin’s tragic 1845 expedition.  What started me off was Roderic Owen’s The Fate of Franklin saying Richard Wall was not only a veteran of the 1839 Antarctica Expedition, but … Continue reading Looking for Richard Wall


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