Memorial: M5483

Statue in The Promenade, Cheltenham commemorating Edward Wilson d. 1912

Location

The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Transcript

'EDWARD ADRIAN WILSON / B.A., M.B., CANTAB. F.R.S. / BORN IN CHELTENHAM 1872 / CHIEF OF THE SCIENTIFIC STAFF / ARTIST AND ZOOLOGIST OF THE / BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / 1910-1912 / AND DIED WITH CAPTAIN SCOTT / ON THE GREAT ICE BARRIER / MARCH 1912. "HE DIED AS HE LIVED A BRAVE / TRUE MAN. THE BEST OF / COMRADES AND STAUNCHEST / OF FRIENDS." (LETTER FROM CAPTAIN SCOTT).'

Details

Description: Full-length figure in sledging gear.
Type: Statue
Date Erected: 1914
Artists: Kathleen Scott

People

Wilson, Edward Adrian
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Unveiled by Sir Clements Markham.
Bibliography: Max Jones 'The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice' (Oxford, 2003).

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