Memorial: M2271

Wall tablet St Mary’s Church, Gestingthorpe, Essex, dedicated to Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates d. 1912


St Mary's Church, Gestingthorpe, Essex, England


'A very gallant Gentleman Lawrence Edward Grace Oates, Captain in the Inniskilling Dragoons. Born March 17 1880. Died March 17 1912, on the Return Journey from the South Pole of the Scott Antarctic Expedition - when all were beset by hardship, he being gravely injured went out into the blizzard to die in the hope that by so doing he might enable his comrades to reach safety-This tablet is placed here in affectionate remembrance by his brother officers, A.D. 1913'


Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Brass


Oates, Lawrence Edward Grace
Date of Death: 17/3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: British Army


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