LADY SARAH WILSON
Lady Sarah was the first woman war correspondent in 1899, reporting on the seige of Mafeking for the Daily Mail. She was recruited by Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, a British newspaper and publishing magnate.
Baden Powell advised her to leave the besieged town on a rumour that the Boers were planning to storm the British garrison. This lobbed her on a country-wide ‘adventure’ which eventually led to her capture by the Boers. They returned her to Mafeking, exchanging her for a horse thief who was held there.
Lady Sarah was sister of Lord Randolph Churchill and aunt to Winston Churchill.