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  1. Card attached with his photo says that he was on the way to Germany. He was “in service” (probably not military but governmental instead). His trade is listed “Businessman” and his religious “Luthern”. He came from County Kurtna. It is about 50 km to south from Tallinn.
  2. No..yes not in the book but annexed as C F JOOLMAN Captain, Intelligence Corps, found this as well
  3. And safe hands....interesting Russian connection?
  4. My thanks to Chris to allow me to be the next custodian as well as his excellent article here http://gmic.co.uk/topic/69807-a-dramatic-group-to-an-intel-officer/ to follow on from Chris's research; WW1 Pair to Private 236905 C.F. Juulman Royal Engineers, Later Captain Karl Ferdinand (known as Carl Ferdinand) Carl Juulman, Served with the Royal Engineers, Signal Service in France and then with the 45th Bn Royal Fusiliers for Russia as an Interpreter. Great war pair to Private 236905 C.F. Juulman Royal Engineers. His Medal Index Card has him moving to the Royal Fusiliers as GS/128838, Private, City of London Regiment (The regimental number is consistent with the 45th battalion in Russia) in France. Prior to Russia he served with the Royal Engineers Wireless Depot as Sapper 236905 and later in G.H.Q. Signals Company. R.E. Born in Russian, Estonia in 1885, (I have yet to find out his residence in the UK prior to enlisting (or when).However what I have is a rare group photo of "interpreters" "Draft 158" that came with the group, note the officer in the middle "H C Platts" Note; the MIC for Lt Harold Clayton Platts (centre of photo) has his only service as North Russia, winning the MC, with 385th Field Company R.E. This would have been a draft (158) of volunteers to serve in Russia. No note of his war service in France is recorded however the medal roll has him as a signaller working in GHQ in France; as such he would have made some contact with many British army intelligence officers. In 1920 we have an Estonian registration card as well as his Naturalization details noted in the London Gazette December 1923 "Juulmann, Karl Ferdinand (known as Karl Ferdinand Juulman); Estonia; Attached to Intelligence Department, British Army on the Rhine; Intelligence Office, Cologne, British Army of the Rhine. 13 November, 1923" The head of which was Colonel Thomas Henry Kendrick SIS/Mi6. In 1931 he lived in Hornsey then to 8 Cholmeley Park London, N.6 until 1934 In 1934 we find him living in Berlin as Charles Juulman, address 30, Bamberger Str. 15, B 6 Cornelius 02 91 Berlin until 1938 (conjecture but it could be he worked with Frank Foley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Foley) In 1939 again registered as Charles Juulman, working as an "Examiner" Passport Office British Embassy, Bern, Switzerland. Pass port offices were used as cover for SIS/Mi6. Carl was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1940 and is noted in the MII9 and Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC) Archives as working at Latimer House http://amershamhistory.info/research/wars/latimer-house/ he is also identified in Helen Fry’s book on Kendrick “Spymaster: The secret life of Kendrick” To confirm his work and how close to Kendrick here is a photo of the SIS team working at CSDIC, Demobilised in 1945, Carl died in 1948 in London With so little information but with many clues it can be assumed that he was in England at the time of enlistment and although a "Foreigner" Russia was an ally, we also know that "Russians" were actively recruited into the British army especially the "Judeans" and "Zion Mule Corps", his language skills would have been used in "Signals intercepts" and we know that it was these language skills took him to Russia in 1919. We know he was naturalized in 1923 and working with British Intelligence in Cologne, the head of was Kendrick. We know he used the forename Charles and the he was in Berlin in the late 1930's and working in Passport control in Switzerland just before the war, his wartime service in CSDIC at Latimer house is also confirmed. So did he meet Kendrick in France in 1918, was he recruited into Mi6 before Russia or on his return or just an agent for them, was he taken on full time after naturalization in 1923 and then as part of the anti-communist/anti Nazi counter intelligence ? Was his work in Berlin and later in Bern part of Foley's and Kendrick's known activities in getting Jewish refugees out of Germany...and lastly was he involved in the interrogation of Hess. Welcome your thoughts
  5. PS had a check of "O.H. Bones" in the World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 nothing found
  6. Yes of course will do them later today
  7. Love to know as well....Initials of his name?
  8. Love to see any photos....it was a "bring back"....you never know
  9. Thanks for trying Hugh, got me stumped
  10. All kitted out, have decided to put a US "sam brown" as he spent most of the war in the US