Scott left final instructions to relieve those who would be the longest out on the ice, but the last year of the expedition ended in a period of crisis leaving Atkinson, the senior naval officer to implement the action to take. In the Great War, 1914-1918, he served at Gallipoli and on The Western Front with the Howitzer Brigade, Royal Marine Artillery. Later he survived a disastrous explosion aboard a Royal Naval Ship.
Michael C. Tarver
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