Douglas Mill Saunders

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Major Douglas Mill Saunders
Life dates
20 May 1894 - 11 Nov 1961
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Omagh, Area 15 Intelligence Officer 1940 1940

Tonbridge, Clare College, Cambridge

General List
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
15 Jan 1940

12 Aug 1915 Temporary Second Lieutenant Bedfordshire Regiment
22 Jul 1917 Temporary Captain Bedfordshire Regiment, Military Cross,
1 Sep 1921 Relinquishes Commission retaining rank of Captain.
15 Apr 1940 Temporary Major, possibly service with Section D, Home Defence Scheme,
15 Jun 1940 Specially Employed.
July 1940 Auxiliary Units Intelligence Officer Special Duties Hampshire,
9 May 1941 transferred to Kings Royal Rifle Corps Department of Adjutant General, War Office
4 Jun 1945 Colonel Directorate of Public Relations

Other information

Married Inga Dessau of New York 8 Jun 1925. Joined J Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in New York, 1927, moved to London Office. By 1935 Managing Director. In September 1939 joined Section D and offered services of company including Broadcast recording unit. Another of the companies executives was Gerald Holdsworth who also joined Section D, as did several colleagues. Post war, Chairman of J Walter Thompson 1947-1959