Monday, July 4, 2011

Edgar Evans

"I thought it'd be worth a hand for that - to go to the Pole. To be one of the first."

Edgar Evans ("Taff", "P.O. Evans;" 1876–1912): A career petty officer in the Royal Navy, Taff was a favorite of Scott because of his great strength and practical skills. For unexplained reasons he became severely disoriented and then disabled early in the return trip; he slipped into unconsciousness and died in February 1912.

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