Kirby Washington Sutton OBE?

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  1. EthanMoss

    EthanMoss New Member

    Hello everyone! Apologies if this isn't the done thing, but I was just wondering if anyone might have any information on what my uncle Kirby did in the Special Operations Executive? With the National Archives being closed it has been rather hard to discover anything! I know his personnel file reference number is HS 9/1430/7 and that after the war he became Chief Editor of Radio Malaya, later advising the British Delegation at UN conferences and being given an OBE in 1973's New Year's Honours list, but I'd love to know anything about what he might have done in the war if anyone here might have any documents or books that could help? He is a journalist in Bristol in 1939 but I don't know any more than that, unfortunately!

    Any advice or help that could push me in the right direction would be much appreciated, though I know these documents can be hard to find so I'm fully aware I might face some difficulty!

    All the best,

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just for Info

    Kirby Washington SUTTON - born 04.10.1918 | The National Archives
    Reference: HS 9/1430/7
    Kirby Washington SUTTON - born 04.10.1918
    Date: 1939-1946
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
    Access conditions: Closed Until 2014
    Record opening date: 04 August 2014


    Kirby Washington Sutton
    BIRTH 4 OCT 1918 • Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
    DEATH JAN 1998 • Chichester, West Sussex, England

    I have also sent an email to our SOE member (Jedburgh22) to see if he has anything for you
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2021
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  3. EthanMoss

    EthanMoss New Member

    Oh that's brilliant, thank you for that! I've seen quite a bit about Jedburgh22 on here and he seems to know all there is to know!
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    He hasnt been seen on here since Jul 2020. But I also guess that most of what you need to know is locked away in the TNA file - hope you get access to it, maybe Jedburgh22 already has a copy - fingers crossed

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  5. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    I do have a copy of the file PM me with your email address

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  6. EthanMoss

    EthanMoss New Member

    Thanks for that Steven, I've sent you a message now. I never expected to have such success within an hour!
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  7. sootydave

    sootydave New Member

    Hi. I'm Kirby Washington sutton 1/2 brother, My dad was his dad. I'm also Ethanmoss great uncle. I to would like a copy of the same record if you can send it. many thanks.

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