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Reginald Fitzroy Clayton

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Reginald Fitzroy Clayton (1885-1938) of Clayton and Co and Karrier Motors

1885 Born the son of Herbert Fitzroy Clayton

1911 Living at Craigmhor, Huddersfield: Herbert Fitzroy Clayton (age 53 born Barnsley), Chemical Manufacturer and Dyer. With his wife Anna Maria Clayton (age 51 born Huddersfield) and their two son Reginald Fitzroy Clayton (age 26 born Kirkheaton), Engineer - Motor Cars, and William Fitzroy Clayton (age 24 born Lindley), Chemical Manufacturer. One visitor. Four servants.[1]


1937/38 Obituary [2]

Reginald Fitzroy Clayton was born in 1885 and received his education in Germany and at Leeds University.

He obtained his shop training with Saxby and Farmer, Ltd., The British Pneumatic Signal Co., and The International Pneumatic Tool Co.

From 1912 onwards he was Managing Director of Clayton and Co., Ltd., Huddersfield (afterwards Karrier Motors, Ltd.), the well-known commercial vehicle manufacturers, and in addition was a Director of T. S. Motors, Ltd., Maidstone, and of The Thames Valley Traction Co., Ltd.

He died on end August, 1938, at the age of 53.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1912 was transferred to Member in 1918 and served on the Council from 1928 to 1931.


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