Oliver STRACHEY, C.B.E.of the British Military (Army) Intelligence

Male 1874 - 1960


Personal Information

  • Name  Oliver STRACHEY, C.B.E.of the British Military (Army) Intelligence 
    Suffix  C.B.E.of the British Military (Army) Intelligence 
    Born  3 Nov 1874  Stowey House, Clapham Common, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 May 1960  Ealing, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):In WWI he was in British Military (Army) Intelligence, MI1 . Between the wars, he was in the Government Code and Cypher School. In 1934 Strachey and Hugh Foss broke the Japanese naval attaché machine cipher.

      In WWII he served at Bletchley Park. He headed the ISOS section deciphering various messages on the Abwehr network involved with turned German agents (part of the Double Cross system ), with the first decrypt issued on 14 April 1940. Initially codenamed Pear, the decrypts became known as ISOS, standing for Intelligence Services (Oliver Strachey).
    Person ID  I8419  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified  26 Sep 2018 

    Father  Lieutenant-General Sir Richard STRACHEY, ,C.S.I., R.E. Bengal, F.R.S.,   b. 24 Jul 1817, Sutton Court, Stowey, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1908, Belsize Park, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane Maria GRANT, ,authoress.,   b. 13 Mar 1840, the vicinity of The Cape of Good Hope, at sea, on the 'Earl of Hardwick' Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1928, Gordon Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jan 1859  India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard was a widower when he and Jane married,Jane giving birth to their last child at 50 years of age.Lord and Lady Strachey were the parents of thirteen children of whom ten survived to adulthood.
    Family ID  F2908  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ruby Julia MAYER,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1900 
    Divorced  1911 
    Children 
     1. Julia Frances STRACHEY, ,of Bloomsbury's Memoir Club,   b. 20 Aug 1901, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID  F2910  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rachel Pearsall Conn "Ray" COSTELLOE,   b. 4 Jun 1887, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1940, The Royal Free Hospital, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1911 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Mary STRATCHEY,   b. 17 Jul 1912,   d. 15 Oct 1999, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Christopher STRATCHEY, ,Professor of computer science,   b. 16 Nov 1916, Hamstead, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1975, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID  F2911  Group Sheet




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