Scaife Glacier facts for kids
Closeup of Axel Heiberg Island
Location of Axel Heiberg Island
Expedition Photo August 1972
30 June 1939|
|Died||9 August 1972
Axel Heiberg Island, Canada
|Years of service||12|
|Unit||31 Army Youth Team, Donnington, Shropshire|
|Awards||GSM with Radfan bar|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Helen Scaife (nee Stronach)|
The Scaife Glacier is named after Sergeant Kenneth Scaife (born 1939) who died in an accident in the area on 9 August 1972, while on the final stage of a British Army Expedition.
The naming of the glacier was submitted to the Canadian Permanent committee on Geographical Names by the expedition leader [Major John Muston] along with another 37 suggestions, this name was the only one to be accepted.
Major A J Muston RAOC, Leader. Surgeon Lt Cdr P N Dilly GM RNR, Accident party. Captain M T King RAOC. Lt J W Chuter REME. Lt P R West RA. Lt F S MacKenzie Royal Signals. Lt D A Malcolm RA. Lt R J Ebdon Royal Signals. Sgt K Scaife RAOC, Accident party. Cpl B R Lane. LCpl M "Bronco" Lane, Accident party. Sapper D F J Lewis RE, Accident party.
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