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Bevan, John Henry (1894–1978), intelligence officer and stockbroker, was born on 5 April 1894, at 4 Lower Berkeley Street, London, the younger son of David Augustus Bevan (1856–1937), stockbroker, and his wife, the Hon. Dame Maude Elizabeth Bevan (1856–1944). Educated at Eton College...

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Buckmaster, Maurice James (1902–1992), intelligence officer and businessman, was born on 11 January 1902 at Ravenhill, Brereton, Staffordshire, the son of Henry James Buckmaster (c.1857–1943), brewer, and his wife, Eva Matilda, née Nason (b. c.1868). He was educated at ...

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Chandler, Sir Geoffrey (1922–2011), special operations officer, businessman, and human rights campaigner, was born on 15 November 1922 at 4 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of Frederick George Chandler (1886–1942), senior physician to the London Chest Hospital and one of the leading chest physicians of his day, and his wife, ...

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Hambro, Sir Charles Jocelyn (1897–1963), merchant banker and intelligence officer, was born on 3 October 1897 at 70 Prince's Gate, London, into a banking family of Danish origin, which had settled in Dorset and the City in the first half of the nineteenth century. He was the elder son of ...

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Hare, Alan Victor (1919–1995), army intelligence officer and businessman, was born at 14 Bryanston Square, London, on 14 March 1919, the fourth of the four sons and six children of Richard Granville Hare, Viscount Ennismore and later fourth earl of Listowel (1866–1931), who listed his occupation as 'big game hunter', and his wife, ...

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Palmer, (Charles) Alan Salier (1913–1990), intelligence officer and businessman, was born on 23 October 1913 at Shinfield Grange, Shinfield, Berkshire, the only son of Sir (Charles) Eric Palmer (1883–1948), a former chairman of Huntley and Palmers, and his wife, Gwenllian Salier, second daughter of ...

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Sporborg, Henry Nathan (1905–1985), banker and intelligence officer, was born on 17 September 1905 in Rugby, the elder son of Henry Nathan Sporborg, an electrical engineer, and his wife, Miriam A. Smaith, who were Americans by origin. His younger brother died accidentally in 1928. He went, like his brother, from ...

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Stephenson, Sir William Samuel (1897–1989), businessman and intelligence officer, was born William Samuel Clouston Stanger on 23 January 1897 in Point Douglas, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, the son of William Hunter Stanger, an immigrant from Orkney who worked in a flour mill at Point Douglas...

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Taylor, George Francis (1903–1979), intelligence officer and banker, was born on 13 January 1903 in Windsor, Melbourne, Australia, the son of George Arthur Taylor, a merchant, and his wife, Annie Mary Ryan, both of whom hailed from Melbourne. Taylor attended Xavier College, Melbourne...