Captain Oates
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 2580035

Captain Oates

October-November 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

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Captain Lawrence ‘Titus’ Oates (1880–1912) had served in the army before joining Scott’s expedition. He accompanied Scott to the Pole, but on the return journey he was badly affected by frostbite and delayed his companions. More