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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB

Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Nyeri, Central, Kenya
Place of Burial: Nyeri, Central, Kenya
Immediate Family:

Son of Revd Professor Baden Powell and Henrietta Grace Powell (Smyth)
Husband of Olave St Clair Baden-Powell (Soames)
Father of (Arthur Robert) Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell; The Hon Heather King (Baden-Powell) and The Hon Betty St Clair Clay (Baden-Powell)
Brother of Henry Warington Smyth Baden-Powell; Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell; Augustus Smyth Powell; Francis Smyth Baden-Powell; Henrietta Smyth Powell and 4 others
Half brother of Charlotte Elizabeth Powell; Baden Henry Powell; Louisa Ann Powell and Laetitia Mary Powell

Occupation: Lieutenant-General and founder of the scout movement, Lietenant General in British Army, writer, founder of the Scout movement
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About Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (pronounced /ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/) OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Pearson, for youth readership. During writing, he tested his ideas through a camping trip on Brownsea Island with the local Boys' Brigade and sons of his friends that began on 1 August 1907, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting.

After his marriage to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden-Powell, his sister Agnes Baden-Powell and notably his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting Movement and the Girl Guides Movement. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941.

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OM GCMG GCVO KCB


UK Army List 1914

  • First Name: R S S, Sir
  • Surname: Baden-Powell
  • Nationality: British
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Gallantry Awards: Knight Commander of the Bath
  • Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: 13th Hussars
  • Battalion: Reserve of Officers
  • Seniority Date: 11/1/1914

UK Army List 1916

  • First Name: R S S, Sir
  • Surname: Baden-Powell
  • Information: Colonel of the Regiment. Retired Pay. Reserve of Officers.
  • Further Information: [R],
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Gallantry Awards: Knight Commander of the Bath
  • Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Service: British Army
  • Primary Unit: 13th Hussars
  • Archive Reference: 1916 Army List
  • Seniority Date: 26/11/1911

UK Army List 1918

  • First Name: R.S.S., Sir
  • Surname: Baden-Powell
  • Nationality: British
  • Information: Colonel, 13th Hussars.
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Gallantry Awards:
  • Knight Commander of the Bath
  • Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: 13th Hussars
  • Battalion: Reserve of Officers.

Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: Robert Stephenson Smyth, Sir
  • Surname: Baden-Powell
  • Information: Retired Pay.
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Gallantry Awards:
  • Order of Christ
  • Knight Commander of the Bath
  • Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Gazette Info: Gazette Issue 31586. Order of Christ, Grand Officer. The following is among the Decorations and medals awarded by the Allied Powers at various fates to the British Forces for distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign. His Majesty the King has given unrestricted permission in all cases to wear the decorations and medals in question. Decorations conferred by The President of the Portuguese Republic.
  • Gazette Date: 03/10/1919
  • Gazette Page: 12415
  • Service: British Army

Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: Robert (Baronet)
  • Surname: Baden-Powell
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Gallantry Awards: Legion of Honour – Commander
  • Award Details: Award received from France
  • Gazette Date: 17/04/1923
  • Gazette Page: 2810
  • Unit: Commands and Staff

Medal Index Cards

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  • First name(s) B F S
  • Last name Baden-Powell
  • Service number -
  • Rank Major
  • Corps Staff, Scots Guards
  • Service record Rank: Major, Corps: Staff
  • Service record 2 Rank: Major, Corps: Scots Guards
  • Archive reference WO372/16
  • Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
  • Country Great Britain
  • Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D4694412
  • Record set World War One British Army medal index cards
  • Category Armed forces & conflict
  • Subcategory First World War
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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell's Timeline

1857
February 22, 1857
London, Greater London, UK
1913
October 30, 1913
Age 56
Battle, East Sussex, England
1915
June 1, 1915
Age 58
Battle, East Sussex, England
1917
April 16, 1917
Age 60
Ewhurst, Surrey, England
1941
January 8, 1941
Age 83
Nyeri, Central, Kenya
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Nyeri, Central, Kenya