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From: "Lynn MacLeod" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA] Putting the fun back into genealogy
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:05:47 +1200
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Hi Ellen
From Rosenthal - Encyclopaedia of SA

BADEN-POWELL, Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth
British soldier. Founder of Boy Scout Movement, which
brought him lasting fame. Born in England 22/2/1857,
educated at Charterhouse. When 19 joined and served
with Royal Hussars in India, Afghanistan and, in 1887,
in South Africa. He served during unrest in Zululand
(1888), in Malta (1893-1897), in Ashanti, West Africa,
as Chief Staff Officer during Matabele Rebellion (1896-1897)
and then as Colonel of the Irregular horse in SA. By then
he was known as artists, writer and secret service expert.
During siege of Mafeking his use of school boys as
messengers and despatch riders inspired his Boy Scout
movement, founded in 1908. He died in 1941.

Kind regards
Lynn MacLeod
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From: Ellen Stanton <>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA] Putting the fun back into genealogy

> Hi Becky,
> Would you do WEBB and FINCHAM for me? That would be so great!
> Also, I am curious to know what BADEN-POWELL was known for other than just
> Scouting in South Africa. Did he play a role in the Boer War, or was it
> something else? I have noticed a lot of babies seemed to have been named
> after him around the turn of the last century.

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