The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Baden-Powell, Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth
Baden-Powell, Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth, Kt., 1909; K.C.B. 1909; C.B. 1900; C.V.O. 1909; K.C.V.O., LL.D., F.R.G.S.; retired; b. 22 Feb. 1857; s. of Rev. Prof. Baden-Powell, of Oxford and Langton Manor; ; Educ., Charterhouse; Joined 13th Hussars, 1876: served with that regiment as Adjutant in India, Afghanistan, and South Africa; served on the Staff as Assist. Mil. Secy., South Africa, 1887-89; operations in Zululand, 1888 (despatches): Assist. Mil. Secy., Malta. 1890-93: special service, Ashanti, in command of Native Levies, 1895 (star, brevet Lieut-Col.); Chief Staff Officer, in Matabeleland campaign, 1896-97 (despatches, brevet Col.); colonel of Irregular Horse, South Africa; promoted from 13th Hussars to Command of 5th Dragoon Guard, 1897: Lieut-Col. commanding 5th Dragoon Guards, 1897-99; Defence of Mafeking, 1899-1900 (promoted Maj.-Gen.; despatches); operations in Transvaal, 1900-01 (despatches, C.B.); organised S. African Constabulary: Inspector-General of S. African Constabulary, 1900-3; Inspector-General of Cavalry, 1903-7; Lieut.-Gen. commanding Northumbrian Territorial Division, 1908; founded the organization of Boy Scouts to promote good citizenship in the rising generation, 1908. Publications: Pigsticking or Hog-hunting, 1889; Reconnaissance and Scouting, 1890: , 1890; Cavalry Instruction, 1895: The Downfall of Prempeh, 1896: The Matabele Campaign, 1896; Aids to Scouting, 1899; Sport in War, 1900; Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa, 1907; Scouting for Boys, 1908; Exhibited Sculpture in Royal Academy, 1907. Recreations: pig- (winner of Kadir Cup), golf, polo, big game shooting. Address: 32 Princes Gate, S.W. Clubs: Naval and Military, Cavalry, Beefsteak.