Ernest Holness Stoker Orde-Lees
considered Holness, who hailed from Yorkshire, "the most
loyal to the expedition." Holness was so desperate to smoke during the long
wait on Elephant Island that, according to Orde-Lees, he "sits up in
the cold every night after everyone else has turned in, gazing intently at
in the hopes that one of them will give him
the unsmokeable part of a toilet-paper cigarette."