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Leslie Jackson Coombe

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Leslie Jackson Coombe (1883- ), Mechanical Engineer, of Spear and Jackson.

1883 Born.

Ed. Sheffield Royal Grammar School and Sheffield University.

1901-3 Served apprenticeship with Spear and Jackson, Ltd.

1904-5 travelled Continent and Colonies

1906 Works Manager and Director of Spear and Jackson, Ltd.

WWI War Services.— Mobilized 1914; proceeded overseas, January, 1917; commanded 2/4th and 2/6th Duke of Wellington's Battalions in France, 1917-8; invalided home, 1918.

1919 Joint Managing Director of Spear and Jackson, Ltd.


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