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Morton, Sir Desmond John Falkiner, (1891-1971), Knight, Knight, army officer and intelligence officer

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Surname: Morton
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Desmond John Falkiner
Gender: Male
Date: 1891-1971
Title: Knight
History: Soldier, intelligence officer, and public servant. Appointed personal assistant to Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1940; filtered information to the PM from captured enemy 'Enigma' cipher; seconded to Ministry of Civil Aviation 1950-1953
Biography: ODNB link for Morton, Sir Desmond John Falkiner (1891-1971), Knight, army officer and intelligence officer
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P274815 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P163748 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1939-1951: Prime Minister's Office: Sir Desmond Morton, Personal Assistant to Prime Minister: Correspondence and Minutes
The National Archives, Kew
1939-51: papers
The National Archives
1954-68: corresp with Andrew Boyle
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 44087
1940-53: corresp with Lord Cherwell
Oxford University: Nuffield College Library
NRA 16447
1943-67: corresp with Sir BH Liddell Hart
King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
NRA 19291
corresp with RW Thompson
King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
See Consolidated list of accessions, 1986