Gilchrist, Andrew Graham

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Gilchrist, Andrew Graham Gender: M
Andrew Graham Gilchrist
born on 19 April 1910 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Kirkfieldbank, Scotland, 55n40, 3w49
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°30' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°17 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 05°33'


Scottish author and diplomat, his posts included being ambassador to Indonesia (1963-66) and Ireland (1966-1970). He published his first book "Bangkok Top Secret" in 1970; other autobiographical works included "How to Lose Them" published in 1978. His 1988 book, "Death of an Admiral" was fictional but based on his own experiences. His last book, "Malaya 1941". Published in 1992, was a historical account of the surrender of Singapore.

During the 2nd World War, he spent time in a Japanese PoW camp, before being released in a prisoner exchange. He then joined British Special Operations Executive and was active in intelligence in India and Siam between 1944 and 1945

He married Freda Slack in 1946 and they had three children. Freda died in 1987

He died March 6, 1993.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1946 (Freda Slack)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1963 (Ambassador to Indonesia)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1966 (Ambassador to Ireland)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1970 ("Bangkok Top Secret")
  • Death of Mate 1987

Source Notes

Steinbrecher Collection: Paul Wright quotes birth certificate


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (SOE and Intelligence)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (in Japanese camp)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Diplomat, ambassador)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Author)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History of the surrender of Singapore)