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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
St James
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
Lady Scott (Kathleen Scott)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 November 1915
    Attended by: Earl of Balfour
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62269
Current location

East side
Waterloo Place
St James
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 298 803
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN p22-23 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • 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
  • The Times 31 July 1914 p11, col f; 6 Nov 1915, p11, col E
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A p191, 1981 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
  • Published:Oxford University Press 2004 R F Scott (1868-1912)
  • Buildings of England series by Various 2003 Westminster
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/non-combat-death-the-case-of-captain-robert-falcon-scott-and-the-british-antarctic-expeditionary-team/

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