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Chacksfield, Sir Bernard Albert (1913–1999), air force officer and chief scout  

Brian Wimborne

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  

Astor of Hever

revised by Marc Brodie

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  

William Gladstone

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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  

Hazel Walford Davies

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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Cover Gardiner, (Henry) Rolf (1902–1971)

Gardiner, (Henry) Rolf (1902–1971)  

Maker: Maxwell Armfield

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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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Gardiner, (Henry) Rolf (1902–1971), ecological campaigner and youth leader  

Frank Trentmann

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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Henriques, Sir Basil Lucas Quixano (1890–1961), founder of youth clubs and magistrate  

Sarah McCabe

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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  

Hugo Vickers

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, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides  

Allen Warren

Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, was born at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington, London, on 22 February 1857, the sixth son of the Revd Baden Powell (1796–1860), Savilian professor of geometry at ...

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Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941)  

Maker: Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden- Powell, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, Sir William Alexander (1854–1914), founder of the Boys' Brigade and businessman  

John Springhall

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Smith, Sir William Alexander (1854–1914), founder of the Boys' Brigade and businessman, was born on 27 October 1854 at Pennyland House, near Thurso, Caithness, the eldest in the family of three sons and a daughter of David Smith of Pennyland, a director of the ...

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Vane, Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher, fifth baronet (1861–1934), army officer and boy scout leader  

Roger T. Stearn

Vane, Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher, fifth baronet (1861–1934), army officer and boy scout leader, was born on 16 October 1861 in Dublin, the only son of Frederick Henry Fletcher Vane (1807–1894), a younger son of the second baronet and formerly lieutenant in the ...