"Birdie Bowers"

Birdie Bowers
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Lieutenant Henry Robertson Bowers (1883 –1912) was one of Captain Scott's polar party on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition who all died during their return from the South Pole. Bowers was famously resilient, patient, cheerful, organised and dependable. His nickname, Birdie, derives from his small stature (five foot, four inches) and his beak-like nose.