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Frank Hatton (explorer)

An enquiry pointed to accidental death and he was buried


at Sandakan cemetery.[2][3]

Elopura where Frank Hattons body was brought

Franks publications included a note on The Adventures of


a Drop of Thames Water to the Whitehall Review and two
[4]
Frank Hatton, engraving based on a photo by Vandeweyde papers- On the Action of Bacteria on Various Gases, and
On the Inuence of Intermittent Filtration through Sand
(1885)
and Spongy Iron on Animal and Vegetable Matters disFrank Hatton (31 August 18611 March 1883) was a solved in Water, and the Reduction of Nitrates by savage
British geologist and explorer who died young from an ac- and other agents.[3]
cidental shooting in the Bornean jungle. He was the second child of the journalist Joseph Hatton (18391907),
who wrote a biographical preface to the book on North 2 References
Borneo published posthumously based on eld notes.[1]

[1] Hatton, Joseph (1885). Frank Hatton in North Borneo.


Notes on his life and death, by his father. Century Illustrated Magazine 30 (3): 437446.

Biography

[2] Hatton, Frank (1886). North Borneo. Exploration and Adventures on the Equator. London: Samson Low, Marston,
Searle & Rivington.

Frank was born at Horeld near Bristol and was educated at Marcq in France and later Kings College School.
He went to study at the Royal School of Mine in London where he won the Frankland prize of the Institute of
Chemistry. With a keen interest in the study of geology,
he joined the British North Borneo Company as a mineral
explorer and set o on his rst expedition, leaving London in August 1881. He reached Labuan in October and
Abai in November. He explored the Sequati and Kurina
rivers before recouping at Singapore and in the summer
of 1882 he visited the Labuk river followed by Kinoram
district. He was killed when his gun, tangled in the forest, went o while pursuing an elephant. Frank had been
extremely interested in exploration, with a knowledge of
local dialects and well read on the works of earlier explorers. After his death, his body was brought by several days
of canoe journey on the Kinabatangan River to Elopura.

[3] Bettany, G.T. (rev. Anita McConnell) (2004). Hatton,


Frank. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford
University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/12609.
[4] Hatton F. (1881). On the Action of Bacteria on Various Gases. Science 2: 173174. doi:10.1126/science.os2.43.173.

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