Capt R F Scott, E A Wilson, H R Bowers, L E G Oates And E Evans

WM reference
62269
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 5 November 1915
Current location

East side
Waterloo Place
St James
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 298 803
Denomination: Undefined

Description

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.

Inscription

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

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Non-Combat Deaths
Total names on memorial: 5
Served and returned: 0
Died: 5
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,manner of death
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 5 November 1915
Attended by: Earl of Balfour

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN p22-23 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/non-combat-death-the-case-of-captain-robert-falcon-scott-and-the-british-antarctic-expeditionary-team/

Reference

Buildings of England series by Various 2003 Westminster

Reference

Published:Oxford University Press 2004 R F Scott (1868-1912)

Reference

LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A p191, 1981 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON

Reference

The Times 31 July 1914 p11, col f; 6 Nov 1915, p11, col E

Reference

Self Portrait of an Artist: From the Diaries and Memoirs of Lady Kennet, Kathleen Lady Scott by Kathleen Scott p30, 1949 Published:John Murray 1949 London

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