Capt R F Scott, E A Wilson, H R Bowers, L E G Oates and E Evans
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|OS Map Ref:||TQ 298 803|
Plaque: ROBERT FALCON SCOTT/ CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY/ WHO WITH FOUR COMPANIONS/ E. A. WILSON, H. R. BOWERS, L. E. G. OATES, E. EVANS/ DIED MARCH 1912 RETURNING FROM THE SOUTH POLE/ 'HAD WE LIVED I SHOULD HAVE HAD A TALE TO TELL/ OF THE HARDIHOOD ENDURANCE AND COURAGE/ OF MY COMPANIONS, WHICH WOULD HAVE STIRRED/ THE HEART OF EVERY ENGLISHMAN/ THESE ROUGH NOTES AND OUR DEAD BODIES MUST TELL THE TALE'/ FROM SCOTT'S DIARY
Plinth: ERECTED BY OFFICERS OF THE FLEET
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|PLAQUE|| || || || ||Good|
|PLINTH|| || || || ||Good|
Sculpted figure of Captain Robert Falcon Scott wearing arctic weather clothing and fur gloves. Scott stands looking straight head and in his right hand he holds an alpenstock to which is fixed a snow basket. At his waist, attached to his belt, is a rectangular pack bag. Figure is mounted on a plinth. The inscription is on a plaque attached to the front of the plinth.
Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
|Total names on memorial:||5|
|Served & Returned||0|
|Is this an exact count?||Yes, an exact count|
|How are the names ordered?||Not known|
|What information is listed on the memorial?|| surname, rank, year died, regiment, manner of death|
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?||Yes|
|Are the letters difficult to read?||No|
|Who is responsible for the memorial?|
|Unveiling||Earl of Balfour|
|Sponsorship Type:|| Other|
|Did this include a trust or scholarship?||No|
|Did this include a roll of honour?||NOT APPLICABLE|
|Cost of Site:||Not known|
|Cost of Memorial:||Not known|
|Comments on Costs:|
|Lady Scott (Kathleen Scott)||Sculptor|
The figure of Scott was sculpted by his widow, Lady Kathleen Scott, a professional sculptress.
The memorial was commissioned and paid for by officers of the Royal Navy.
Scott's British Antarctic expedition was a private venture for which he alone was responsible. He was a Captain in the Royal Navy and he died whilst in service. His companions, who also perished, were Capt L E G Oates, who was listed (Army List 1913) as employed with the British Antarctic Expedition since 1910 and Special extra-Regimental employment (29 March 1910); Lt H R Bowers, Royal Navy and Royal Indian Marine; E Evans, Petty Officer, Royal Navy; and Dr E A Wilson (a civilian).
|Form / Letter:||F|
|Drawings / Plans:||No|
|Publication Name||Author||Date Published||Page / Date||Other Information|
|LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY||GLEICHEN||1928||p22-23|| |
|Buildings of England series||Various|| ||2003||Westminster|
|Oxford Dictionary of National Biography|| ||2004|| ||R F Scott (1868-1912)|
|LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE||BYRON, A||1981||p191, 1981|| |
|The Times|| || ||31 July 1914 p11, col f; 6 Nov 1915, p11, col E|| |
|Self Portrait of an Artist: From the Diaries and Memoirs of Lady Kennet, Kathleen Lady Scott||Kathleen Scott||1949||p30, 1949|| |