Macklin (right) with Wordie and Cheetham washing the galley floor of the Endurance. Photograph by Frank Hurley (S0000161)
"My godfather and family friend George Strain got a reference for his first job from Alexander Macklin, ship's surgeon on the Endurance. George Strain was from Coupar Angus and travelled by train to medical school in St Andrews. He qualified in 1933 and needed a reference to become Houseman (junior doctor) at Dundee Royal Infirmary. Alexander Macklin was by then a GP at Broughty Ferry near Dundee, and he gave George his reference. George later practiced as a GP in Hartlepool, Co. Durham. He lived in our street and we called him Uncle George...
(This memory is from my father who is 93)"
Information kindly supplied by H. Sim, Marchmont, Edinburgh.