Thomas Clissold

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Thomas C Clissold RN, was the expedition cook on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913.[1][2]

He joined the Terra Nova Expedition after service on HMS Harrier. He did not take part in the expedition's main attempt to reach the pole, however he was one of four men who hauled provisions to One Ton Depot in December 1911 and January 1912. He sustained a severe concussion when he fell off an iceberg, while posing for the expedition's photographer Herbert Ponting during the summer of 1911-12, and was consequently replaced as the shore party's cook for the following year by Walter Archer.

After returning from the Antarctic and subsequent to service in the First World War, Clissold emigrated to New Zealand where he took a job as a vehicle inspector in Napier. [3]


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