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Grytviken Cemetery, Grytviken, South Georgia

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General Information

Cemetery name: Grytviken Cemetery

Address: SIQQ 1ZZ, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

GPS Coordinates: -54.284677145481645, -36.50726603081619

History

Originally a burial place of 19th century sealers, and then in the 20th century became a whalers' cemetery.

There are sixty four men buried at Grytviken Cemetery, whose names are [mapped here].

Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was buried at Grytviken Cemetery on 5 Mar 1922 with his head oriented south towards Antarctica instead of east. The granite gravestone was erected in 1928.

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