Edgar Evans, adventurer (Scott of Antarctica) with a connection to Wales (Rhossili, West Wales)
Edgar EvansTraveled with Captain Scott to Antarctica in 1912.
Connection: From Middleton, Rhossili, Gower.
Edgar was the first to die on the return march from the pole.
Died on the return journey February 1912.
He was my great grandfather
He was my great grand uncle!
Trying to trace the ancestry of Edgar Evans, does anyone have any information?
I am a producer at BBC Wales researching a programme about Edgar Evans. I would love to get in touch with any relatives of his. Please contact me if you can. 029 20211771
As it turns out, science has now shown that poor old Edgar, chosen for his size and strength was the actually wrong 'type' of build for Antarctic survival. Smaller, stocky men are much better suited to these conditions.