P.O. Edgar Evans
(1876-1912)

Died aged c. 36

(Not to be confused with Lieutenant E.R.G.R. "Teddy" Evans, Scott's second-in-command on the Terra Nova expedition..)(For the Welsh opera singer, see Edgar Evans (tenor).) Petty Officer Edgar Evans (7 March 1876 – 17 February 1912) was a member of the "Polar Party" in Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole in 1911–1912. This group of five men, personally selected for the final expedition push, attained the Pole on 17 January 1912; but all of them, including Evans, perished as they attempted to return to their base camp.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Clark Tawe on Flickr

To The Memory of Captain R. F. Scott CVO DSO RN and his faithful companions Captain L. E. G. Oates, Lieut. H. R. Bowers RIM, Dr E. A. Wilson and Petty Officer Edgar Evans RN who sailed in the S. S. Terra Nova from the Port of Cardiff June 15th.1910, to locate the South Pole; and, in pursuit of that great and scientific task, laid down their lives in the Antarctic Regions. March 1912. "Britons All, And Very Gallant Gentlemen"

Roath Park Boating Lake, Cardiff, United Kingdom where they sailed from the port near (1910)

City and County of Swansea Petty Officer 1st Class Edgar Evans RN 1876-1912 who died on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole was born here and lived nearby 1876-1883 Yma y ganed Is-swyddog Dosbarth 1af Edgar Evans y Llynges Frenhinol a bu'n byw gerllaw 1876-1883 Bu farw ar alldaith Capten Robert Falcon Scott i Begwyn y De 1876-1912 Dinas a Sir Abertawe

Middleton Hall Cottage, Middleton, Gower, United Kingdom where they lived near (1876-1883) and was born (1876)