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Lieutenant H.R. Bowers, Royal Indian Marine

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
Gallery locationNot on display
Peopledepiction: Bowers, Henry Robertson

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Object ID ZBA2283.6
Description No 6. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front shows Bowers in polar clothing and is entitled: 'Player's Cigarettes LIEUT BOWERS'. Reverse: ' Lieutenant H. R. Bowers, Royal Indian Marine. This plucky little officer was one of the finest men in the expedition. He was full of energy and grit, besides being the pet and humorist of the little community. Bowers had charge of the stores, and was one of Scott's right-hand men. He was selected to form one of the party that made the final dash for the South Pole. Lieutenant Bowers perished from exposure and starvation about the 29th March, 1912. He died bravely at his leader' side having reached a point only 11 miles from the big depôt at "One Ton Camp".
Date made 1916

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials card
Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 36 mm x 67 mm
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