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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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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 (...

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Powell, Olave St Clair Baden- [née Olave St Clair Soames], Lady Baden-Powell (1889–1977), leader of the world Girl Guide movement, was born on 22 February 1889 at Stubbing Court, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the third child and younger daughter of Harold Soames (1855–1918)...

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Olave St Clair Baden- Powell, Lady Baden-Powell (1889–1977) by Karl Pollak, c. 1948 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London