Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameHenry Haversham GODWIN-AUSTEN , 7267
FatherRobert Alfred Cloyne GODWIN-AUSTEN , 5483 (1808-1884)
Notes for Henry Haversham GODWIN-AUSTEN
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen FRS FZS FRGS MBOU (6 July 1834 – 2 December 1923), was an English topographer, geologist and surveyor.

The eldest son of Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen, Godwin-Austen was born in Teignmouth,and attended the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. His mother, Maria Elizabeth Godwin-Austen, was the only child of Major General Sir Henry Godwin (1784–1853), who commanded the British and Indian forces in the First and Second Anglo-Burmese Wars.

Godwin-Austen was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He entered the army in 1851, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and served for many years on the Trigonometrical Survey of India, retiring in 1877.[1]
He gave much of his attention to geology, but he is more especially distinguished for his researches on the natural history of India. He is recognized as a malacologist, serving as an early President of the Malacological Society of London, and was the author of The Land and Freshwater Mollusca of India (1882–87).[1]
He was also an ornithologist, writing Birds of Assam (1870–78) and describing a number of birds for the first time, some with Arthur Hay, 9th Marquess of Tweeddale.

The Karakoram peak K2 in the Himalayas was originally named Mount Godwin-Austen in his honour. The Godwin Austen Glacier was also named in his honour.
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