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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Portsmouth
Town
Portsmouth
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
Lady Scott (Kathleen Scott)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th February 1915
    Attended by: ADMIRAL SIR HEDWORTH MEUX G.C.B. K.C.V.O.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21693
Current location

Enter the Historic Dockyard by the Victory Gate. The statue is a few yards down College Road on the right.
Office of the Admiral Superintendent
College Road
Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 63015 00337
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • The Parade
    Portsmouth
    Portsmouth
    Hampshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
LIFE SIZE STATUE OF CAPTAIN SCOTT ON PEDESTAL.
Inscription
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT, R.N., C.V.O., BORN 6TH JUNE, 1868, DIED/ ABOUT 29TH MARCH, 1912, DURING HIS RETURN FROM THE SOUTH POLE. IN/ HIS JOURNAL, FOUND EIGHT MONTHS LATER, HE WROTE" - / THE GALE IS HOWLING ABOUT US; WE ARE WEAK, WRITING IS DIFFICULT,/ BUT FOR MY OWN SAKE I DO NOT REGRET THIS JOURNEY, WHICH HAS SHOWN/ THAT ENGLISHMEN CAN ENDURE HARDSHIPS, HELP ONE ANOTHER, AND MEET/ DEATH WITH AS GREAT A A FORTITUDE AS EVER IN THE PAST. WE TOOK RISKS/ WE KNEW WE TOOK THEM. THINGS HAVE COME OUT AGAINST US, AND THEREFORE/ WE HAVE NO CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT, BUT BOW TO THE WILL OF PROVIDENCE,/ DETERMINED TO DO OUR BEST TO THE END."
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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