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1902 Born in Great Crosby, Lancs
By 1927 he was joint managing director with his father of Richard Costain and Sons
1929 On the death of his father he became sole managing director.
1939 On the outbreak of war, Costain offered his services to the government and was appointed deputy director of emergency works, later deputy director of works, in the Ministry of Works.
Post-WWII He returned as chairman of his company,
1946 Appointed CBE.
1966 Obituary