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John Field Beale

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Sir John Field Beale (1874-1935), Director of numerous companies and chairman of ten including Midland Railway and GKN

1874 Born the son of James Samuel Beale, a Solicitor, and his wife Margaret. JFB is the grandson of William John Beale who is the brother of Samuel Beale

1901 Married at Edmonton to Daisy Emma Game

1911 Living at 10 Orme Court, Bayswater: John Field Beale (age 37 born St. Pancras), Solicitor. With his wife Daisy Emma Beale (age 35 born Gosforth) and their three children; Marjorie Elizabeth Beale (age 8 born Kensington); Anne Winifred Beale (age 5 born Paddington); and James Anthony Field Beale (age 4 born Paddington). Seven servants.[1]

1935 December 9th. Died aged 61.

1935 Obituary [2]

Sir John Field Beale, chairman and managing director of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds and chairman British (Guest, Keen, Baldwins) Iron and Steel Co., has died at his London home, Whitehall Court, S.W. He was 61.

He was First Secretary at the Ministry of Food during the War, and later with the Marquess of Reading, represented Britain on the Allied Supreme Council of Supply and Relief. He was director of many companies, including the L.M.S. Railway Co., Ltd,, and the Midland Bank, Ltd.

1935 Obituary [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Tuesday 10 December 1935
  3. The Engineer 1935/12/13