William Melville

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Person.png William Melville  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(policeman, spook)
William Melville.jpg
Born25 April 1850
Sneem, County Kerry, Ireland
Died1918-02-01 (Age 67)
ReligionRoman Catholic
ParentsJames and Catherine Melville
Children • Kate
• William
• Cecilia
• James Melville
Spouse • Kate Reilly
• Amelia Foy

Employment.png Director General of MI5

In office
1 November 1903 - 1909
Succeeded byVernon Kell

William Melville was the head of Scotland Yard's Special Branch and later the first chief of the British Secret Service Bureau.

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