Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), Antarctic explorer
Lawrence Edward Grace Oates
Sitter in 3 portraits
Antarctic explorer; member of Scott's expedition which reached the South Pole in 1912; on the return, Oates walked to his death in a blizzard to try to save his companions. Nicknamed 'the soldier' and called by Scott 'the cheery old pessimist', he was devoted to animals.