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Lawrence Oates
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Born in Putney, London
Born on 17th of March 1880
Died on 16th of March 1912

Born 1880. Died 1912 in Antarctica - English explorer.

Educated at Eton. Served in the South African War. With Captain Robert Scott reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912. On return journey he deliberately walked into a blizzard sacrificing his life hoping the remainder of the party would survive.

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