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Leslie McMichael (1884-1951)

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Hubert Leslie McMicheal (1884-1951)

1884 Born in Birkenhead

1908 Married Sara Beatrice Kershaw in Islington

1911 Hubert Leslie McMichael 26, electrical engineer for a cake manufacturer, was boarding in Smethwick with Sara Beatrice McMichael 24, Louise Kershaw McMichael 1 month[1]

1913 Leslie McMichael and René Henri Klein were founders of the Radio Society of Great Britain

1919 McMichael started business dealing in 'war surplus' radio equipment

1920 Leslie McMichael, a dealer in war-surplus equipment, formed a private company, L. McMichael Ltd., the Directors being himself and René Henri Klein.

1920 Benjamin Hesketh, B.Sc., set up as a manufacturer of wireless components and instruments in High Street, Chalvey, Slough, Bucks. Most of the components, such as condensers, leaks and chokes, were of his own novel and advanced design.

1922 The McMichael and Hesketh companies were brought together; a trade-mark MH (McMichael Hesketh) was adopted. A new factory was opened initially in an existing shed on the ex-US Army site, then owned by Naylor's Paints Ltd. in Wexham Road, Slough.

1925 Married Alethea M Donaghy

1927 Associate member of IEE

1951 Died in London[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. National probate calendar