Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen

Date 1834 - 1923
Biographical NotesExplorer and Geologist. Attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1851 he obtained his commission in the old 24th foot, afterwards the South Wales Borderers, and in 1852 served in the Second Anglo-Burmese War. Godwin-Austen is most remembered for his pioneerining surveying, exploratory, and geological work in India, the Pangong district, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. Fever contracted in the Himalayas cut short Godwin-Austen's career and brought about his retirement in 1877. He published more than 130 scientific journal articles and papers on geographical, geological, and ethnographical subjects, besides 'The Land and Fresh-Water Mollusca of India' (1882–1914) and 'The Fauna of British India' (1908).
Work(s)Author of Hints to Travellers Scientific and General (1883)