b. Palgrave, Suffolk, 17 August 1878. Ed. Marlborough College; St. John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1902); Universities of Paris, Berne and Lausanne. Professor of French Language and Romance PhIlology, Queen's University Belfast, 1909-40, taught at Marlborough College, Goldsmiths' College, the Universities of Marburg (Prussia), Edinburgh, Bonn and London, was Secretary to HM Minister at Stockholm 1918-19, Commissioner of Intermediate Education for Ireland 1920-22, MP for Queen's University 1940-50 and Antrim 1950-55, President of the Huguenot Society of London 1946-48 and President Emeritus 1948 -. He is best known outside Ireland as the special investigator into the massacre of Polish officers at Katyn Wood in 1941.