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Lindsley Byron Peters

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Lindsley Byron Peters (1867-1939) of G. D. Peters and the Consolidated Brake and Engineering Co

1891 Living at 3 Eton Avenue, Hampstead: Gordon D. Peters (age 55 born Perth), Railway Contractor - Widower. With his two children Leila Peters (age 26 born Hammersmith) and Lindsay B. Peters (age 24 born Forest Hill), Railway Contractor. Two servants.[1]

1939 Obituary [2]

"Sir LINDSLEY BYRON PETERS, K.B.E., who died suddenly on 17th August 1939, held appointments on the boards of directors of several companies, at one time as many as twenty-two, of some of which he was chairman.

He was born in 1867 and educated at Edinburgh and the City of London School. He served his apprenticeship at Brighton in the works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, after which he spent some time in the shops of the Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean Railway, and in the government technical schools in Hanover. When his father died he became a partner in Messrs. G. D. Peters and Company, Ltd., and a director of the Consolidated Brake and Engineering Company, Ltd., Slough, and he took an active part in the management of the works of both these companies.

During the Great War he served on numerous committees and after the War he was a member of the Disposals Board. He gradually retired from the many directorships which he held and retained only the chairmanship of the Patent Impermeable Millboard Co, Sunbury-on-Thames. He had travelled extensively and he was a pioneer of rubber planting in the Malay States. He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1894; he became an Associate Member in 1900, and was transferred to Membership in 1905."

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