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SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
IN SOUTH GEORGIA MANY WREATHS ON COFFIN
("The Times" Message.)
London, May 3.
Captain Hussy, in a wireless message from South Georgia, via Carnito, says:
"Borne over piles of whalebones and little mountain streams the body of Sir Ernest Shackleton was laid to rest for ever in the little hillside cemetery of South Georgia. His head faces southward-towards the Antarctic he loved so well. Over his last resting place a simple wooden cross has been erected bearing wreaths from Mr. Rowett, Lady Shackleton, and members of the expedition. Prior to the service in the church, which was of the simplest character, and was con- ducted by the magistrate, Mr. Binnie, Mrs. Aaderg, the only woman on the island, placed,a bunch of freshly-gath- ered flowers on the coffin. A hundred whalers were present, the Norwegians singing their funeral hymn, and the company uttering the Lord's Prayer,.
"Then the coffin was borne on the shoulders of six stalwart Shetland Islanders, all ex-service men, up the hillside to the grave, followed by the cortege of islanders, the church bell solemnly tolling while the remainder of the service was conducted at the graveside. A magnificent wreath from the Uruguay Government, a palm from the French Maritime Society, and wreaths from other bodies in Uruguay were placed on the grave."