Three candidates for Grytviken grave C2 identified
A little research in the Register of Deaths, and use of the Grytviken Explorer, show that there are three possible occupants of Grytviken grave C2.
According to the Register of Deaths, three people died in this period:
- HILLESTAD, Reidar (Died 21 October 1928)
- MARILAINEN, Heikki (Died 8 January 1929)
- NILSEN, Gunnar Schroder (Died 15 February 1929)
Further information in the Magistrate's records at the Scott Polar Research Institute indicates that Nilsen worked at Prince Olav Harbour and died in Leith hospital, so was unlikely to have been buried at Grytviken. Hillestad died in Stromness Bay and was treated by the Leith doctor. This leaves Marilainen, who we know died at Grytviken, as the most likely person to be in grave C2.
UPDATE October 2014
This is confirmed in THIS ARTICLE
Grytviken Explorer finished
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Site Updates from Original Website
The following updates were made to the original version of this website, which was replaced in October 2010.
|Added info about Anders Olsen in Leith Main cemetery grave D4.
|Added info about Grytviken graves found by Nordenskjold in 1902, with photo.
|Added family information about Eric Einar Palmer-Rimpilä at Grytviken.
|Added Pallbearers information for Sir Ernest Shackleton.
|Updated link for Gary Green.
|Consolidated menus on all pages (Part I).
|Added photographs of the rediscovered Godthul grave of Ole Martin Gulliksen, courtesy Ken Passfield.
|Updated contact email address
|Added information about an early grave at Elsehul/Undine Harbour 1928
|Added photograph of Felix Artuso's funeral (1982)
|Added photograph of Shackleton's grave in 1923
|Added photographs of Prince Olav Harbour Graves, Courtesy of Ken Passfield.
|Added information about the Sandefjord Memorial Chapel
|Added another photo of Ole Hansen's funeral (Grytviken 1930).
|Added some pictures of Shackleton's funeral and memorial
|Added a picture of a funeral at Husvik.
|Added a little info and a web link for the memorial to Sig. G.P.Green
|Added photographs of Hans Jurgen Rasmussen Lie's funeral, Husvik 1914
|Added a little biographical info about Oddmund Klevjer
|Added Photograph of Ole Martin Gullicksen's grave at Godthul
|Added Biographical notes for Einar Sveinungsen
|Added Biographical notes and photograph of William Barlas
|Added photographs of Ole Hansen's funeral
|Fixed error in navigation for grave H03
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