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Lord Somers (1887–1944), KCMG, DSO, MC, as Chief Scout

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Scouts Heritage Service

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Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somer-Cocks, 6th Baron Somers, was born in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, on 20th March 1887. He was educated at Mulgrave Castle, Charterhouse and New College, Oxford. He joined the 1st Life Guards, but cut short his Army career to farm in Canada. With the outbreak of war in 1914, he returned to rejoin his Regiment and was subsequently attached to the Tank Corps. He retired from the Army in 1924, having become actively interested in Scouting two years previously.

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oil on canvas


H 100 x W 76 cm

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Oswald Birley, 1944


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