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Robert Falcon Scott
- Terra Nova
British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13
The Discovery Expedition
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|Ebooks: The South Pole - Amundsen | Home of the Blizzard - Mawson | Last Expedition - Scott | South - Shackleton|
Edward L. , R.N. - surgeon,
Bernard C. - Motor engineer
George - petty officer, R.N.
S. - Petty officer, 2nd class, R.N.
In more detail
bullet denotes other Arctic or Antarctic expeditionary experience, prior to, or following this expedition
Atkinson, Edward L. R.N. - surgeon, parasitology
Henry Robertson "Birdie" -
|Campbell, Victor - Lieutenant, R.N.|
Evans, Edward R.G.R. - Lieutenant,
R.N. "Teddy Evans"
Feature Name: Cape Evans
Description: Rocky cape on the W side of Ross Island, forming the N side of the entrance to Erebus Bay. Discovered by the BrNAE (1901-04) under Scott, who named it the Skuary. Scott's second expedition, the BrAE (1910-13), built its headquarters here, renaming the cape for Lt. Edward R.G.R. Evans, RN, second in command of the expedition.
Oates, Lawrence , Capt. 6th Iniskilling Dragoons
Lawrence Oates walked into the history books when on March 17th 1912 on the return journey from the South Pole, after going to sleep hoping not to wake, he did awake to once again find a blizzard blowing. His last words were:
"I am just going outside and may be some time."
Scott's party was the second expedition to reach the South Pole 1912, all five members perished on the return journey.
Day, Bernard C. - Motor engineer
electrician / motor mechanic Nimrod 1907-09
|Debenham, Frank - Geologist|
Apsley - Assistant zoologist
The second youngest member of the expedition at 24. Cherry-Garrard was rejected initially by Scott, he then made another application with the promise of a £1,000 payment towards costs, though again was rejected. He decided to donate the money anyway, so Scott with persuasion from Wilson took him on as assistant biologist despite his lack of a scientific background.
Most famous for his widely acclaimed book about the expedition The Worst Journey in the World published in 1922, the book is considered to be a classic of travel writing and by many to be the best travel book ever written. Cherry-Garrard suffered from mental and physical health issues for the rest of his life that arose at least partially from his experiences in Antarctica.
Gran, Tryggve - ski expert
|Meares, Cecil H. - in charge of dogs|
|Nelson, Edward W. - Biologist|
|Ponting, Herbert G. - Camera artist|
|Priestley, Raymond E. - Geologist|
|Simpson, George - Meteorologist|
|Taylor, T. Griffith - Geologist|
- chief of scientific staff and biologist
Assistant surgeon Discovery 1901-04
|Wright, Charles Seymour - Physicist|
Abbot, George - petty officer, R.N.
|Archer, W.W. - Chief steward, late R.N.|
Browning, Frank V. - petty officer, 2nd class, R.N.
Clissold, Thomas - cook, late R.N.
, petty officer, R.N.
Able seaman Discovery 1901-04
Ssecond officer Endurance 1914-17
|Dickason, Harry - Able seaman, R.N.|
Edgar Evans - petty officer,
Petty officer Discovery 1901-04
|Forde, Robert - petty officer, R.N.|
|Geroff, Dimitri - Dog driver|
|Hooper, F.J. - Steward, late R.N.|
|Keohane, Patrick - petty officer, R.N.|
|Lashley, William - chief stoker, R.N.|
|Omelchenko, Anton - Groom|
petty officer, R.N.
able seaman Discovery 1901-04
One of the search party that found the bodies of Bowers, Scott and Wilson in their tent having died on the return journey from the South Pole.Born 1877 Sunderland - died January 1940.
|Bailey, Arthur S. - Petty officer, 2nd class, R.N.|
Albert Balson - Leading seaman, R.N.
Albert Balson was born in his grandfather's home during the first quarter of 1885 in Allington near Bridport, Dorset, his later home was in Bothenhampton, Bridport, Dorset. In the 1901 census he is seen to be a RN 2nd. class boy at HMS Boscowen, Portland near Weymouth, Dorset. Albert Balson's father was a baker born during 1838 in Allington near Bridport, Dorset. His Grandfather was a master baker baptized 12-10-1810 in Allington near Bridport, Dorset. His great grandfather was a blacksmith/wheelwright baptized 18-04-1784 in Allington near Bridport, Dorset.
Brissenden, Robert -
Leading stoker, R.N.
Drowned at French Pass (South Island, New Zealand) in 1912, the grave is on the hill above the wharf at Elmsie Bay.
|Bruce, Wilfred M. - Commander, R.N.R.|
Burton, William (Bill)
- Leading stoker, R.N.
Died in 1988, seven weeks short of his 100th birthday.
|Cheetham, Alfred B. - Boatswain (Bosun), R.N.R.|
|Davies, Francis E.C. - Leading shipwright, R.N.|
|Dennistoun, James R. - In charge of mules in the ship.|
|Drake, Francis R.H. - Asst. Paymaster, R.N. (retired), secretary and meteorologist in the ship.|
|Heald, William L. - R.N. Late P.O.|
|Horton, William A. - Engine room artificer, R.N. 2nd Engineer|
|Knowles, William - Able seaman|
|Lammas, Charles - Fireman|
|Leese, Joseph - Able seaman, R.N.|
Dennis G. - Biologist in the ship
Lillie and Levick Sorting a Trawl Catch on Board 'Terra Nova'
|Mather, John Hugh - Petty officer, R.N.V.R.|
|McCarthy, Mortimer - Able seaman|
|McDonald, William - Able seaman|
|McGillon, Thomas - Fireman|
|McKenzie, Edward A. - Leading stoker, R.N.|
|McLeod, Thomas F. - Able seaman|
|Neale, W.H. - Steward|
|Oliphant, Robert - Able seaman|
|Parsons, Frederick - Petty officer, R.N.|
|Paton, James - Able seaman|
|Pennell, Harry L.L. - Commander, R.N.|
|Rennick, Henry E. de P. - Lieutenant, R.N.|
|Skelton, James - Able seaman|
|Stone, Bernard J. - Leading stoker, R.N.|
|Williams, Charles - Able seaman|
|Williams, William - Chief engine room artificer, R.N. Engineer|
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