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Cover Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918)

Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918)  

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Sir Robert Anderson (1841–1918) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author  

Bernard Porter

Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the third son of Matthew Anderson (1804–1888), crown solicitor, Dublin, and his wife, Mary née Lee. The second son, Sir Samuel Lee Anderson (...

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Farr, Sir Charles Blandford (1959–2019), intelligence officer and civil servant  

Nicholas Fishwick

Farr, Sir Charles Blandford (1959–2019), intelligence officer and civil servant, was born on 15 July 1959 at the Forbes Fraser Hospital in Bath, Somerset, the elder son of Peter John Farr (1929–1973), a solicitor, later a barrister, and his wife Patricia Ann, ...

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Hooper, Sir Leonard James [Joe] (1914–1994), intelligence officer and civil servant  

Michael Herman

Hooper, Sir Leonard James [Joe] (1914–1994), intelligence officer and civil servant, was born on 23 July 1914 at 67 East Dulwich Road, Camberwell, London, the only child of James Edmund Hooper, copywriter for a pharmaceutical firm, and his wife, Grace Lena, née Pitts...

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Cover Hooper, Sir Leonard James (1914–1994)

Hooper, Sir Leonard James (1914–1994)  

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Jackson, Margaret Wallace (1917–2013), Special Operations Executive secretary and civil servant  

Roderick Bailey

Jackson, Margaret Wallace (1917–2013), Special Operations Executive secretary and civil servant, was born on 15 January 1917 at 18 Marlborough Place, St John's Wood, London, the second of the four daughters of Thomas Frame (Tom) Jackson (1886–1934), manager of the Atlas Light and Power Company...

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Jones, Sir (Edward) Martin Furnival (1912–1997), intelligence officer and civil servant  

Marc B. Davies

Jones, Sir (Edward) Martin Furnival (1912–1997), intelligence officer and civil servant, was born on 7 May 1912 at 26 Bedford Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire, the third and youngest son of Edward Furnival Jones, chartered accountant, later to be president of the Association of Chartered Accountants...

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Jones, Sir Eric Malcolm (1907–1986), intelligence officer and administrator  

D. R. Nicoll

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Jones, Sir Eric Malcolm (1907–1986), intelligence officer and administrator, was born on 27 April 1907 in Buxton, Derbyshire, the third in the family of four sons and one daughter of Samuel Jones, who ran the family business of Samuel Jones & Son, textile manufacturers, of ...

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Petrie, Sir David (1879–1961), police officer in India and head of the security service  

Jason Tomes

Petrie, Sir David (1879–1961), police officer in India and head of the security service, was born on 9 September 1879 at Inveravon, Banffshire, the second surviving son of Thomas Petrie, master millwright, and his wife, Jane Allan. After taking an MA degree at ...

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Sillitoe, Sir Percy Joseph (1888–1962)  

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Sir Percy Joseph Sillitoe (1888–1962) by Bassano © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sillitoe, Sir Percy Joseph (1888–1962), police officer and intelligence officer  

Anthony Simkins

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Sillitoe, Sir Percy Joseph (1888–1962), police officer and intelligence officer, was born at Tulse Hill, London, on 22 May 1888, the second son and second child of Joseph Henry Sillitoe, average adjuster, and his wife, Bertha Leontine Smith. There was also a younger sister. The family suffered from the improvidence of ...