Captain, The Honourable, Roland Eramus Philipps was born in London in 1890 to an aristocratic family. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford before being commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers. He was a friend of Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, and by 1913 was Scouting Commissioner for East London. Philipps and Baden-Powell corresponded regularly about the future of the Scout Movement after the War. Listen to one of those letters below.
Roland Philipps was killed in action on the Somme, by a sniper, on 7th July 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross.
Read his Life Story on IWMs Lives of the First World War