| Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming |
(spook, deep politician?)
|Born||Mansfield George Smith|
1 April 1859
South London, United Kingdom
|Died||14 June 1923 (Age 64)|
London, United Kingdom
He added the surname Cumming after his marriage in 1889 to Leslie Marian Cumming, heiress of Logie near Forres in the County of Moray.
In 1909, Captain Mansfield Cumming of the Royal Navy was appointed head of the Naval section of the new Secret Service Bureau. In 1916, this section became MI1c within the War Office's Directorate of Military Intelligence.
'C' stands for Cumming
At his death in 1923, Cumming was succeeded by Rear Admiral Hugh Sinclair.
- "The Peerage – Sir Mansfield George Smith-Cumming"
- "The Peerage – Leslie Marian Cumming"
- Michael Smith, The Spying Game, Politico's, 2003, p.67.
- "MI6 boss warns of China 'debt traps and data traps'"