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James Henry Boolds

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James Henry Boolds (c1857-1916) of Kish, Boolds and Co and then Boolds, Sharer and Co

1916 Died

1916 Obituary[1]

The funeral took place at Surrey, James Henry Boolds, Berriedale, Carlton Road, Redhill, who died in a nursing home, pneumonia having followed an operation which had successfully performed. The deceased was the Son of the late Mr Henry John Boolds, who was for many years Lloyd's chief surveyor, Newcastle.

He received his training in shipbuilding in Greenock, and was for twelve years director and manager of Sir Raylton Dixon and Company, Cleveland Dockyard, Middlesbrough. He left there in 1900 for Barrow-in-Furness, where for twelve years he was a shipbuilding director of Messrs Vickers, Limited, a position from which retired in 1912. Under his direction large battleships and cruisers were constructed Vickers for Great Britain, Ruseia, Japan. China, Brazil, and Peru, was also connected with the building of gunboats, submarines, destroyers, and floating docks.

In 1911 he was president of the Shipbuilding Employers' Federation. was also a member of the Institution Naval Architects, the Worshipful Company , of Shipwrights, and a Freeman of the City of London.

Mr Boolds took his residence in Redhill 1913. He took an interest in local affairs, and was a member of the Y.T.C. and a special constable.

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Journal - Saturday 12 August 1916