Sir Helenus Milmo, QC

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Sir Helenus Padraic Seosamh Milmo, QC

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: County Limerick, Ireland
Death: August 30, 1988 (80)
Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Milmo and Kathleen Milmo
Husband of Joan Frances Milmo and Anne Gilmore Milmo
Father of Deirdre Catherine Milmo; Patrick Milmo, QC; Verity Anne Milmo; Private; Private and 1 other

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir Helenus Milmo, QC

Sir Helenus Milmo, QC (born Helenus Padraic Seosamh Milmo; 24 August 1908 – 30 August 1988) was a British lawyer and High Court judge. His career was notable for his role in the prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials.

Early life and education

He was born in County Limerick on 24 August 1908, the third son of Daniel and Kathleen (née White) Milmo, but spent his early years in Furbogh, Galway Gaeltacht. Milmo attended, St. Gerard's School, Downside School and Trinity College, Cambridge; he went on to become a barrister, becoming a QC in 1961.


During World War II, Milmo was a member of MI5. Having previously worked under Kim Philby, Milmo was selected to investigate Philby in 1951, when Philby's treason became increasingly obvious. Milmo failed to elicit definitive answers and concluded "that Philby is and has been for many years a Soviet agent. But the case remained unproven." Milmo's peers were not entirely forgiving. "Some felt", wrote Peter Carter-Ruck when Milmo died in 1988, "that he was perhaps too much of a gentleman for that daunting task."

Milmo was appointed to the High Court in 1964.

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Sir Helenus Milmo, QC's Timeline

August 24, 1908
December 6, 1934
Age 26
London, Greater London, UK
May 11, 1938
Age 29
July 9, 1941
Age 32
January 5, 1950
Age 41
Cuckfield, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
August 30, 1988
Age 80
Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom