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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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Maurice James Buckmaster (1902–1992) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd.

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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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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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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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Wiseman, Sir William George Eden, tenth baronet (1885–1962), intelligence officer and businessman, was born on 1 February 1885 at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, the only son of a former naval officer, Captain Sir William Wiseman, ninth baronet (1845–1893), and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth (...

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Greville Maynard Wynne (1919–1990) by unknown photographer, 1964 [at RAF Northolt after being exchanged for the Soviet agent Gordon Lonsdale] Getty Images

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Wynne, Greville Maynard (1919–1990), businessman and spy, was born on 19 March 1919 in Wrockwardine Wood, east of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, the only son to grow up of Ethelbert Wynne, plater, and his wife, Ada Pritchard. He had three elder sisters; an elder brother had died aged one in 1915. He was brought up at ...