Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,106 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Wilson Elliott

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

John Wilson Elliott (1886-1957) of Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson

1957 Obituary [1]

IT is with regret that we record the death of John Wilson Elliott which occurred suddenly on March 20, in his seventy-first year.

Mr. Elliott, who was born on December 9, 1886, was educated at Rutherford College, Newcastle upon Tyne, and entered the shipbuilding firm of Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Ltd., more than fifty years ago.

He remained continuously in the service of the company, becoming secretary in 1931 and being appointed to the board seven years later. After serving as vice-chairman for two years, from 1947, he was appointed chairman of the company, a position which he continued to occupy until his death.

He was also chairman of the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company, Ltd., The Hopemount Shipping Company, Ltd., M. W. Swinburne and Sons, Ltd., and Titan Cranes, Ltd., and in addition was a director of Barclay Curle and Co., Ltd., The Glasgow Iron and Steel Company, Ltd., The National Shipbuilders Security, Ltd. and the Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd.

For two years, from October, 1953, Mr. Elliott served as President of the Shipbuilding Conference and in October last year, he was elected chairman of the British Shipbuilding Research Association.

For his services to shipbuilding, Mr. Elliott was appointed a C.B.E. in 1951 and in 1956, on board the liner "Bergensfjord "was invested as a Commander of the Royal 'order of St. Olav, by H.R.H. The Crown Prince Olav of Norway.

See Also


Sources of Information