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Joseph Beardmore

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Joseph Beardmore (c1867-1908), director of William Beardmore and Co

son of William Beardmore


1908 Obituary [1]

The death is announced of Mr. Joseph Beardmore, younger son of the late William Beardmore, of Parkhead, and a director of William Beardmore and Co, Parkhead Forge and Steel Works and Dalmuir Shipyard. Mr. Beardmore, who was in his forty-second year, had been in ill health for a considerable time, and had on that account been relieved from active share in the management of the company. He died at Moreton Lodge, Eye, Herefordshire, on the 7th inst. While taking a far less prominent position in connection with the conduct of the large industrial works at Parkhead and Dalmuir than his brother Mr. William, Mr. Joseph, up till about two years ago, had charge of the forge departments at Parkhead, having like his brother received a thorough practical training. He had an excellent practical knowledge of the work carried on, and was greatly esteemed by the large staff of workmen employed at the forge.


1908 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH BEARDMORE died at Moreton Lodge, Eye, Herefordshire, at the age of forty-one. He was a younger son of the late William Beardmore of Parkhead, and a director of Messrs. William Beardmore & Co. of Dalmuir and Parkhead. The deceased gentleman had been in ill-health for some time, and had practically retired on that account from the active duties connected with the management of the company. He received a thorough training in the business, and it was with great regret that ill-health caused him to leave the works, where up till about two years ago he had charge of the important forge-works at Parkhead.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1895.


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