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Leinster Leader 3 January 1953
Kildare man honoured

The British New Year’s Honours List includes the award of the Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George to Sir Ivone Augustine Kirkpatrick, British High Commissioner in Germany, and former Foreign Office expert on German affairs, whose interviews with spy suspects landing in Britain provided valuable information during World War II. Son of the late Col. Ivone Kirkpatrick, he was educated in Downside, served in the 1914-18 war and entered the diplomatic service in 1919. His home is at Donacomper, Celbridge.

A Leinster Leader report from 3 January 1953 on Celbridgeman Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick's award

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