Edward Wilkinson (1902-1944), code name " Alexander", AUTOGIRO network SOE. Received a call that 2 of his comrades were in big trouble. He suspected a trap, but would not stay without acting. Richard Heslop, France Antelme, and Francis Suttill "Prosper" himself, adjure "Alexander" not to go to the appointment. Antelme and another member of the network, see "Alexander" and his childhood friend enter the Café Le Globe, boulevard de Strasbourg, but do not see him come out. They were arrested.
Claude de Baissac (1907-1974) (field name: Clement Bastable) was a Mauritian of French descent who became an agent in the Special Operations Executive (SOE). He organised the important French Resistance network SCIENTIST, in south-west France from August 1942 to March 1943 and in Britanny from February 1944 onwards. His elder sister Lise was also an SOE agent.
Maurice Maxime Leon Dupont ("Yvan") (1921-1989) was an officer in the French army, before he became the head of SOE's Diplomat network, a well-organized circuit of 400 maquis.
Major Joseph Antoine France Antelme OBE (1900–1944) was one of 14 Franco-Mauritians who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE). He undertook two missions in occupied France. On this third mission, on 29 February 1944, he parachuted into a Gestapo reception committee (as he had expected) and was captured. He was murdered, with 18 other captured SOE officers, at the Gross-Rosen concentration camp in Lower Silesia in July or August 1944.
Eliane Plewman, Croix de Guerre, KCBC (1917-1944). Born in Marseilles, France. Joined SOE in 1943, parachuted into France in 1943. Courier, Monk Circuit. Cover Identity Eliane Jacqueline Prunier, codenames Gaby, Dean, Madame Dupont. Arrested in 1944, interrogated and tortured by the Gestapo in Marseilles, sent to Fresnes Prison, and then to Karlsruhe. Later she was transferred to Dachau, where she was executed on 13th September 1944. She was 26.
Yvonne Cormeau, MBE, Médaille de la Résistance, Croix de Guerre avec Palmes, SOE.
Lilian Rolfe 1914-1945. British spy in WW2, wireless operator, reported on German troop movements, took part in French Resistance missions. Executed at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.
Andrée Borrel (1914-1944) joined the French Resistance helping British airmen shot down over France to escape through the "underground railway" back to Britain. Later she became the first female agent of the SOE to be parachuted into Occupied France during WWII, to become part of Francis Suttill's Prosper network. Suttill was impressed with Borrel's performance and in the spring of 1943 she was made second in command of the Paris network. She was arrested 23 June 1943
Robert Clary was the youngest of 14 children. In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated on 11 April 1945. Twelve other members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz. Clary was the only survivor. When he returned to Paris after the war, he learned that 3 of his siblings had not been taken away & survived the Nazi occupation of France. He played LeBeau on the t.v. show "Hogan's…
Michael Trotobas - SOE. Michael Trotobas ('Farmer') ran a still more aggressively active sabotage circuit in the industrial area around Lille. Going for a drive with him, one of his friends said years later, was like living through a book of the 'Iliad'. He died, as he had lived, heroically: early one morning, the Germans raided his digs and shot him dead - not before he had killed their commander too.