Captain Lawrence Edward Grace "Titus" OATES (17 March 1880 – 17 March 1912), Erskine CHILDERS (1870-1922). - 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons.
Brigadier-General Neil Wolesley HAIG (1868-1926, editor).
The Inniskilliner First Series. Vol.I No. 1. Mhow [India] Tuesday 6th September 1910.
Large folio newspaper, 2 bifolium forming 8 pages.
Condition: the first and last leaves split at centre-fold, some other old folds, some clean tears, most repaired, light damage with slight loss to final leaf.
Very rare first issue of this Regimental newspaper, with a note recording that Captain Oates had joined Scott's Antarctic Expedition: Oates 'of this regiment who went home on leave in Aril, has sailed in the "Terra Nova" with Captain Scott's expedition for the South Pole. I hope before long to be able to give a full account'. Also includes a disparaging review of Erskine Childers views on cavalry tactics ; a quite extensive review of various Polo, Boxing, Hockey and Cricket matches; and a report of three pre-season meets of the Mhow Hounds: a pack that had been established by Oates.
Oates "was an English cavalry officer with the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, and later an Antarctic explorer, who died during the Terra Nova Expedition. Oates, afflicted with gangrene and frostbite, walked from his tent into a blizzard. His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware that his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death." (Wikipedia).
- Overall Condition: acceptable
- Size: 17 1/2x11ins; 432 x 279mm
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