Lieutenant Bowers
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 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 2580037

Lieutenant Bowers

11 October 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

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Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers (1883–1912), born in Greenock, western Scotland, was serving in the Royal Indian Marine Service before he joined Scott’s expedition. Initially Scott was unimpressed by him, but he soon came to value Bowers’ capacity for hard work, organisation and general cheerfulness. More