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


Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the son of Matthew Anderson (1804–1888), crown solicitor, Dublin, and his wife, Mary. He himself described his more distant forebears as 'among the Scotch colonists who made ...


Moriarty, Cecil Charles Hudson (1877–1958), police officer, was born at Tralee, co. Kerry, on 28 January 1877, the son of Thomas Alexander Moriarty, rector of Millstreet, co. Cork, in the then disestablished Church of Ireland, and his wife, Rosa, née Hickson. He was a grandson of ...


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Sirr, Henry Charles (1764?–1841), police officer, born in Dublin Castle probably on 25 November 1764, was fifth, but eldest surviving, son of Major Joseph Sirr (1715–1799), who, on retiring from the army after twenty years' service, was appointed to the post of chief of the ...


Tegart, Sir Charles Augustus (1881–1946), police officer in India, was born in Londonderry on 5 October 1881, the second son of Joseph Poulter Tegart, Church of Ireland clergyman, and his wife, Georgina Johnston. His father was rector of Dunboyne, co. Meath. Educated at ...