Tuesday, May 30, 2017

APPEAL TO FIND FAMILY OF WWI DECODER

An appeal has been launched to find living descendants of a Catherine Hayes Osborne, a Donegal woman. Osborne was one of six members of the first ever military code breaker teams. According to the Donegal County Museum, Osborne was attached to the intelligence branch of the British army's general staff. She is purported to have worked in the censor's office, decoding German wireless messages. Osborne was a member of the British Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during WWI.

More of the story can be found on the Irish News website at:

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/05/29/news/donegal-woman-was-first-world-war-code-specialist-1037871/

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