Robert Scourfield Mills and Adoption
Also known as Owen Rhoscomyl and Lt. Colonel Arthur Owen Vaughan
English-born writer, soldier, Welsh-nationalist
Mills was raised by his grandmother and ran away to sea while still a boy. He was a soldier during the Boer War and became famous for his exploits there; he was awarded the DSO and rose to the rank of colonel. He wrote at least eight books, mostly adventure novels for boys and historical works.
Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940. (London: Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1959) Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales, edited by Meic Stephens. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986) Wikipedia.org