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Armstrong, Eliza (b. 1872), domestic servant and victim of abduction, was born at 9 Charles Street, Lisson Grove, in the Marylebone district of London on 18 April 1872 to Charles Armstrong, a chimney sweep, and Elizabeth, née Chivers, who were married in March 1874. The family later moved to ...

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Chacksfield, Sir Bernard Albert (1913–1999), air force officer and chief scout, was born at 28 Khartoum Road, Ilford, Essex, on 13 April 1913, son of Edgar Chacksfield, printers' reader, and his wife, Alice Annie, née Fairbeard. He was educated at Ilford county high school...

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Cocks, Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-, sixth Baron Somers (1887–1944), chief scout for Great Britain and the British Commonwealth and empire, and colonial governor, was born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, on 20 March 1887, the second child and only son of Herbert Haldane Somers-Cocks (1861–1894)...

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Corbett, Thomas Godfrey Polson, second Baron Rowallan (1895–1977), chief scout of the British Commonwealth and empire, was born at Hans Place, Hans Crescent, Chelsea, London, on 19 December 1895, the second of three children and the elder son of Archibald Cameron Corbett, first Baron Rowallan...

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Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, was born on 25 July 1895 at Tremaran, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the second of the three children (the eldest died in infancy) of Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) and his wife, ...

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Gardiner, (Henry) Rolf (1902–1971), ecological campaigner and youth leader, was born on 5 November 1902 at 56 FitzGeorge Avenue, Fulham, London, the son of the Egyptologist Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner (1879–1963) and his wife, Hedwig von Rosen (d. 1964). Margaret Emilia Gardiner (1904–2005)...

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(Henry) Rolf Gardiner (1902–1971) by Maxwell Armfield, 1928 © courtesy the Artist's Estate / Bridgeman Art Library

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Haywood, Sir Harold (1923–2010), youth worker and charity administrator, was born on 30 September 1923 at The Finsbury Nursing Home, Shobnall Street, Burton upon Trent, the only son and eldest of three children of Harold Haywood (1903–1988) and his wife, Lilian Mary, née...

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Henriques, Sir Basil Lucas Quixano (1890–1961), founder of youth clubs and magistrate, was born in London on 17 October 1890, the youngest of the five children of David Quixano Henriques, who had an import and export company in Manchester and London, and his wife, ...

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Maclean, Charles Hector Fitzroy, Baron Maclean (1916–1990), courtier and chief scout, was born in London on 5 May 1916, the youngest of the three children and only surviving son of Major Hector Fitzroy Maclean (1873–1932), Scots Guards, and his wife, Winifred Joan Wilding (...