The Life and Adventures of William Lashly: Skinner, George & Valerie
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The Life and Adventures of William Lashly

Author(s): Skinner, George & Valerie

Copyright: 2013, UK
Specifications: Ltd ed 200, small 8vo, pp.56, 25 bw photos, map, wraps
Condition: signed by both authors, new

Lashly was born in the Hampshire village of Hambledon on Christmas Day 1867. He left the village school when he was a little over 11 years old and at 21 joined the Royal Navy. By the age of 52 he had served as Stoker on six Naval warships, including HMS Irresistible where he survived when it was mined and eventually sank during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I.
Lashly also sailed on both of Captain Scott’s expeditions to Antarctica. On the first expedition in 1901 he saved the life of Scott. On the second, with Tom Crean, he saved the life of Lieutenant Edward Evans, who lived to become Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Navy and eventually Viscount Sir Edward Mountevans.
Lashly was one of the last people to see Capt. Scott alive and one of the first from the search party to enter the tent in which Scott and his companions had died on their return from the Pole. This is an interesting little publication produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lashly’s safe return from the Terra Nova expedition.

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