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Lieutenant W A Lafontaine, Intelligence Corps attached MI5


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Hi,

 

I cannot seem to find anything on this man.

 

Lieutenant W A Lafontaine, Intelligence Corps attached to MI5 from 10 June 1918 to 26 June 1919, and served in Rome.

 

Maybe the name is La Fontaine?

 

Any help would be great

 

Regards

Mark

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There is a Lieutenant Lafontaine an Intelligence Officer mentioned in this previous post serving in East Africa in 1915.

 

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/128453-1st-kings-african-rifles-operations-in-british-east-africa/?tab=comments#comment-1225235

 

Dave

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I cannot claim to have found him, but what is odd is where there is no sign of him

  • not in LG
  • not in Army List
  • not in MICs
  • not Canadian either ( I thought he might be French Canadian)
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The Lt Col does not have any initials, so could have been anybody? . Oddly there were quite a few on Long Number files, who look to have been in Intelligence. And TNA shakes out a few more , but not the one you want

 

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I was just thinking perhaps he is an Italian Officer attached 

 

But he does have Int Corps next to his name 

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9 minutes ago, mhifle said:

I was just thinking perhaps he is an Italian Officer attached 

 

In that case would he not have got a British medal. ?

 

On the list in Ancestry there are a few "Belgian Agents" as well as Intelligence Corps men

 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/1262/?name=_la+fontaine&count=50&name_x=1_1

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/1262/?name=_lafontaine&count=50&name_x=1_1

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