Talk:Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans

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Family[edit]

Teddy Evans may or may not have married, and had children. I really need to know this for an essay in school. "If anyone could edit this post to say what happens" to Teddy Evans, "I would be extremely grateful". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.232.41.20 (talk) 20:54, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Scurvy[edit]

The comment that since the remainder of the polar party died, suffering from scurvy may have saved Evans life is speculative and factually unsupported. Lt Evans had returned with the last supporting party before he began to suffer from Scurvy. It was not the reason that he hadn't been selected to carry on to the pole itself. Evans Lashley and Crean began their return jouney on 4th January 1912. [1] Had Evans been so unfit would it be likely that Scott would decide to take an extra man to the pole and leave Lashley and Crean, enlisted men, to make the journey home with only a sick officer to navigate?

Evans makes the first mention of his discomfort "On 30th January Lashley and I had been fourteen weeks out..... By this time I had made the unpleasant discovery I was suffering from Scurvy. It came on with a stiffening of the knee joints, then I could not straighten my legs, and finally they were horrible to behold, swollen bruised and green.[2] 86.165.246.193 (talk) 09:22, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ South with Scott Evans 1953 Collins p 210.
  2. ^ South with Scott Evans 1953 Collins p 225