Lawrence Oates
(1880-1912)

Died aged c. 32

("Captain Oates" redirects here. For other uses, see Captain Oats (disambiguation).) Captain Lawrence Edward Grace "Titus" Oates (17 March 1880 – 17 March 1912) was an English cavalry officer with the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, and later an Antarctic explorer, who died during the Terra Nova Expedition. Oates, afflicted with gangrene and frostbite, walked from his tent into a blizzard. His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware that his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

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"A very gallant gentleman". To commemorate Captain Lawrence E. G. Oates a member of Capt. Scott's expedition to the South Pole 1910-1912 a frequent visitor to Meanwoodside, the Oates family home. Died 17th March 1912

Meanwood Park, Leeds, United Kingdom where they frequently visited

Captain Lawrence Oates 1880-1912 Antarctic explorer lived in a house on this site

307 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Captain Laurence Oates 1880-1912 Antarctic explorer lived here

309 Upper Richmond Road, London, United Kingdom where they lived

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)