Jane Archer Biography

Published On Dec 17, 2015
Facts of Jane Archer
Date of Birth: 1898 , March-11
Date of Death: 1982 , September
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In 1939, Kathleen got married to John Oliver Archer. Being one of the ablest professional intelligence officers, she was not involved in any other love affairs beside this one.

Though Kathleen was born in Bengal, she moved to London at a young age and she began studying there. Though she was just 18 years old, she was recruited to MI5 and from that time on she began serving in the Britain's Security Service. She also earned one title during her early days and that was one of MI5's most remarkable wartime recruits. The actual figure about her salary and net worth is unknown.

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Born in Bengal

March 11 , 1898

Born as Kathleen Maria Margaret Sissmore on 11th of March 1898 in Bengal, Kathleen changed her name to Jane Archer after getting married. She was the British national and she was of white ethnicity. She was of tall woman with bold looks.

Joined MI5

1916

Though Kathleen was born in Bengal, she moved to London at a young age and she began studying there. Though she was just 18 years old, she was recruited to MI5 and from that time on she began serving in the Britain's Security Service.

Was awarded the MBE

1923

Within the short period of time after joining MI5, she was made the in charge of the Registry in 1922. The following year, she was honored with the MBE. She was awarded with this post as an "Administrative Assistant, General Staff of War Office".

Became the female officer in Britain's Security Service

1929

She is known not only for being her service in the Britain's Security force but for being the first female officer in Britain's Security Service. She was also known for her work in MI5 and MI6.

Married to John Oliver Archer

1939

In 1939, Kathleen got married to John Oliver Archer. Being one of the ablest professional intelligence officers, she was not involved in any other love affairs beside this one. John Oliver Archer is the recipient of the Mons Star.

Joined the team that was concerned with Soviet and communist counter-intelligence

1944

After serving in the Britain's Security Service, MI5 and MI6 for several years, she was dismissed for insubordination in 1940. However, she got a post in the Secret Intelligence Service in Irish section after that. After that she also joined the team that was the one responsible for investigations into Soviet intelligence and subversion.

Died in 1982

1982

Jane Archer, who is still famous in the Britain's Security force being the first female officer in Britain's Security Service, died an unfortunate death in 1982. But it’s not an unfortunate one as she was old enough. Her husband, John Archer died in 1968.