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    I am doing research on the lives of the participants of the FIRST CAMPOUT, exactly 100 yrs ago (August 1907) on Brownsea Island.

    Some of these boys died in World War One, in Flanders and France.(1914-1918)

    Urgent : I am looking for pictures of 3 participants:

    - Musgrave Cazenove "Bob" WROUGHTON
    - (Hon.) William Francis RODNEY
    - Marc A.P. NOBLE

    I do have photos of these three young officers, from papers during WW.1 (as they had died), official obituaries. Can anyone find other pictures of them? Childhood pics, scouting pics, private photos...?

    GEERT SPILLEBEEN, Flanders (in Belgium)

    Also author of the novel: Kipling's choice (Houghton Mifflin Company, in Boston & NY), triple American award winning book for young adults

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    33 minutes into the BBC's "Ian Hislop's Scouting For Boys," Hislop sits on Brownsea Island and says "This is a set of extraordinary photographs taken on that first camp in 1907, and it shows the boys literally here taking part in the various exercises that Baden-Powell had dreamt up."

    The 12 photographs that he shows are high quality and sharply focused. If you know what these three boys look like, perhaps you can spot them in the video, and maybe more photographs exist in this collection. The closing credits do not specify from which archive they were borrowed.

    Hislop reports that "Among the fatalities [of WW I] were five of the 20 boys who joined Baden-Powell on Brownsea Island."