Lawrence E. G. Oates
Person Male Born 17/3/1880 Died 17/3/1912
Born Putney. Captain in the Dragoons. One of Scott's four companions who died with him, returning from the South Pole. Frost-bitten and weak he saw that he was slowing down the whole team and so, on his way out the tent, uttered his last words: "I am just going outside and may be some time" never to return. This was on his birthday, or possibly the day before, depending on source.