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Harold Edward Sheardown

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Harold Edward Sheardown (c1884-1954), director of Charles D. Holmes and Co and other companies

1911 Living at 109 Beverley Road, Hull: Edward Sheardown (age 56 born Doncaster, Yorkshire), Cake and Corn Merchant - Employer. With his wife Mary Catherine Sheardown (age 54 born Market Wighton, Yorkshire), and their son Harold Edward Sheardown (age 28 born Kingston Upon Hull), Mechanical Engineer - Employer. Two servants.[1]

1954 Obituary [2]

It is with regret that we record the death of Mr. H. E. Sheardown, which occurred at Beverley last week.

Mr. Sheardown, who was seventy-two years of age, and a native of Hull, served his apprenticeship with Charles D. Holmes and Co., Ltd., the marine engineers of Hull, a firm of which he was later to become a d1rector and chairman.

He was the chairman of Cook, Welton and Gemmell, Ltd., of the Humber Brass and Copper Works Company, Ltd., and of Turner and Sellars, Ltd., and also served on the boards of the Kingston Steam Trawling Company, Ltd., and other companies.

Mr. Sheardown, who was awarded the C.B.E. last year, was the chairman of the National Association of Marine Engine Builders in 1947, and a member of the General and Technical Committees of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

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