Dr. Edward Atkinson in His Antarctica lab

Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881–1929) was a Royal naval surgeon and Antarctic explorer who was a member of the scientific staff of Captain Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13.”

From National Geographic

Hat tip to Jordan C. for this image.

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michael tarver September 25, 2012 at 5:59 am

Dr Atkinson apparently died aboard an Ellerman Line ship ‘City of Sparta’ en passage between UK and India in 1929. He was a member of the ship’s medical team.
He was buried at sea. Have you any further details.

Paul Hunter August 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Hi Michael,

I am also looking for further details of Dr. Atkinson, I was led to believe he died aboard the Ellerman Line ship ‘City of Cairo’.
The ‘City of Sparta’ was a sailing vessel sunk in 1917 by the Germans during WW I

I believe he died of a heart attack in 1929 and was buried at sea in the Mediterranean but I am not a hundred percent sure.

Dr. Atkinson was my Great Uncle.


Paul Leicester Atkinson Hunter.

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