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Hare, Clarence Howard

Hare, Clarence Howard

Alias: None

Title: Mr

Dates: 1880-1967

Nationality: New Zealand

Awards: Polar Medal (bronze no clasp)

Clarence Howard Hare was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, on 2 December 1880. He was educated at East Christchurch school, after which he worked as a clerk in New Zealand and Fiji. It was while working as a clerk in Lyttelton that he was recruited as assistant steward on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery), led by Robert Falcon Scott. He took part in the sledging programme, including an attempt on Cape Crozier in March 1902. His one-year engagement terminated, he joined the relief ship Morning in March 1903, returning to Lyttelton, and went on to England in Discovery a year later.

On his return to New Zealand in 1904, he took various jobs on sheep and cattle farms before returning to office work in Christchurch. He became a professional piano tuner and repairer, working in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, retiring in 1957. He died in Australia on 31 May 1957.

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