David Petrie

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Person.png David Petrie   Namebase Powerbase SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(spook, policeman)
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Born 9 September 1879
Inveravon, Banffshire
Died 7 August 1961 (Age 81)
Sidmouth, Devon
Nationality British
Alma mater Aberdeen University
Wartime head of MI6 after just 5 years in the organisation.

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In office
April 1941 - May 1946
Deputy Guy Liddell
Preceded by Oswald Allen Harker
Succeeded by Percy Sillitoe


Petrie served in the Indian Police from 1900 to 1936, before joining the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). He was transferred from the SIS to become head of the Security Service in 1941, a job he held until May 1946.[1]


  1. Former Directors General, MI5, accessed 8 July 2009.

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