Newspaper cutting, from "The Evening News", titled "Cosham Pensioner Looks Back on Captain Scott. Never asked for what he would not do himself", 21st April 1961, page 17, including 1 facsimile of a letter sent to Frank Plumley's mother by Captain Scott's mother at Scott's request. The article is about Frank Plumley at the age of 86.
Part of a collection of material relating to Frank Plumley, one of the stokers on board Discovery during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904. Plumley joined Discovery from H.M.S Gibraltar at Capetown, South Africa. During the expedition he took an active part in the polar camp, taking part in practice runs to test equipment and sledging journeys. He was part of Lieutenant Barnes first attempt to reach Cape Crozier in March 1902, this journey struck trouble when a blizzard swept over the Hut Point Peninsula sending George Vince to his death. He later played a part in Captain Scotts Western Attempt in October 1903. After Discovery Plumley served on a served on a number of ships including Dreadnought, Venus and King George V. He saw active service with the Navy during World War I and returned to civilian life in 1919 where he was employed as a blacksmith at Gun Wharf in Portsmouth. Frank died in 1971, aged 95, in Newport on the Isle of Wight.
|Name:||Newspaper cutting relating to Frank Plumley looking back at Captain Scott|
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