Hugh Blackwall Evans
23, Assistant Zoologist
Born Aylburton, England, 1874. Educated at King’s School, Gloucester, and an agricultural college in the North-West Territories of Canada. He went to Australia and joined a sailing brig on a sealing expedition to Kerguelen Island. He wintered at Cape Adare in 1898 and sledged with Bernacchi, Fougner and Johansen across the Ross Ice Shelf to latitude 74° 34’ S. He later farmed in Canada and retired in Vermilion, Alberta. Died in 1975. He had been the oldest living explorer from the heroic era and two years after he died was awarded the Polar Medal.