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Major Baden Baden-Powell

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Age

Service Number: Officer - no number

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable Place of Enlistment: UK

Unit: Royal Scots Greys

Rank attained in Boer War: MAJ, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): MAJ

Murray Page: Not Applicable

Contingent: Not Applicable

Ship: Detail not provided

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Younger Brother to Col. RSS Baden-Powell (later Lieutenant General the Lord)

Reasons to go and fight: Seving Officer of the British Army

Details of service in war: Was with Colonel Plummer's Column which relieved Mafeking May 1900 other details not known.

Service and life after the Boer War: Scientist. Expert on flight and ballooning mainly for military purposes. Developed an automatic Machine gun effecting use of gases extruded by shells on firing. Was a foundation member of the Royal Areonautical Society and is believed to have had some association with the Wright Brothers.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Michael Baden-Powell, Camberwell VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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