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Major Gilbert Szlumper (1884-1969), Railway Manager.
1884 Born at Kew, son of Alfred Weeks Szlumper
1902 Worked for London and South Western Railway in the Chief Engineer's (J. W. Jacomb-Hood) drawing office at Waterloo followed by various positions for the railway; for almost 25 years he was the right-hand man of Herbert Walker on the London and South Western Railway and the Southern Railway
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1937 Became general Manager of the Southern Railway in succession to Herbert Walker
1969 Died in Chelsea