SIS Gibson, Harold Charles Lehrs

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Gibson
  • FORENAME
Harold Charles Lehrs
  • UNIT
SIS
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Legion of Merit (US)
  • PLACE
NW Europe
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1885
Head of Station,Constantinople 1919-21 (Major)
Head of Station,Bucharest 1922-30
Head of Station,Riga 1930-33
Head of Station,Prague 1933-40
Head of Station,Istanbul 1941
Head of Station,Prague 1945-48
Head of Station,Berlin 1949-50
Head of Station,Rome 1955
retired 1958 on 60th birthday (?)
married Rachel Kalmanoviecz (died 1947)
married Ekaterina Alfimov
found shot dead 24.8.1960 at 25 Via Antonio Bosio,Rome
brother Archibald,a journalist with The Times was Head of Station,Bucharest during WW2
 

simonhwgc

New Member
Some corrections and additions to this bio.

  • Born 1897. He is listed in GRO Consular Deaths Index for 1955-1960, age 63. Hence 1897 inferred from date of death 1860. This concurs with other family sources, currently no official record available (probably born Moscow).
  • Number. 115076. From numerous reports in London Gazetter 1939-1948.
  • Appointment. Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG). London Gazette, 12 June 1947.
 
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