Prichard, Hesketh Vernon Hesketh, 1876-1922Alternative names
Epithet: Major afterwards Hesketh-Prichard explorer and writer
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Hesketh Vernon Hesketh Prichard was a contemporary of the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913). Born in 1876 he spent part of his time as a big game hunter and playing cricket for Hampshire. With the outbreak of war in 1914 Prichard became the army's sniping expert. Attaining the rank of Major he was awarded the MC and DSO. Prichard died in 1922.
From the guide to the Hesketh Prichard collection, 1915, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)