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John Talfourd Wood

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John Talfourd Wood (1884- ) of GWK

1884 December 5th. Born at Clapham

1908 November: Began 3-year pupilage in the Engineer's office at Swindon Works[1]

C. M. Keiller was a pupil at Swindon at the same time

Later they formed GWK Ltd

1911 Living at Rissington Hersham, Walton on Thames (age 26 born Clapham), an Engineer and Employer. With his parents Herbert John Wood (age 55 born Clapham), a Solicitor and Employer and Alice Elizabeth (age 55 born Balham) - married 30 years. With his brother Herbert Kenneth (age 24 born Clapham), a Stockbrokers Clerk. Four servants. [2]

1919 of Kingswood, Boyn Hill Avenue, Maidenhead. Director of GWK.[3]

1940 Q4. Died

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Great Western Railway - Register of Apprentices and Prospectives
  2. 1911 Census
  3. Dundee Courier - Monday 10 November 1919