Ewart Grogan

1874 - 1967

Ewart Grogan became the first European to traverse the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo at the end of the nineteenth century.

He undertook this trek in order to impress the family of a Miss Gertrude Coleman-Watt, with whom he had fallen in love.

Although he started out with a companion - Harry Sharp - by the time he completed his exploit in 1900 he was on his own.

The achievement had the desired effect as he and Gertrude were later married.

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