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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.

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